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New material can suck water out of thin air

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Engineers have developed a new material that is capable of turning airborne water vapor in to a liquid.

Inspired by the Namib desert beetle which survives in its arid environment by condensing water droplets on its own back, a team of researchers led by mechanical engineer Kyoo-Chul Park have succeeded in developing a remarkable new material that is capable of doing much the same thing.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/292047/new-material-can-suck-water-out-of-thin-air

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herbygant

Could be an essential survival tool.

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seeder

similar was done long ago...do read...

A Billboard That Condenses Water From Humidity

Peru's University of Engineering and Technology has designed a billboard that creates clean drinking water from atmospheric humidity.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a8875/a-billboard-that-condenses-water-from-humidity-15393050/

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Infernal Gnu

Why didn't Matt Damon have this material on Mars?

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Codenwarra

This idea needs fog.

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Aitrui

No water vapour on Mars. I wonder what potential effects sucking massive amounts water vapour out of the air might have if any countries decide to use this on a really large scale....

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Calibeliever

Very exciting work. Well done.

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