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Wow! Water Bottle Fills Itself From the Air
11-23-2012, 02:35 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:The Namib Desert Beetle generates water from water vapor via its shell, which has alternating hydrophilic and hydrophobic bumps which channel water droplets into its mouth. Scientists at MIT developed a self-filling water bottle using this technology, and have announced a contest for the best design of a countertop water-from-air generator.
Read more: astounde.com

Could be fantastic news for those living in countries with limited access to fresh water, or those with unsafe drinking water due to biological or chemical pollutants. Would be a must have for survival supplies as well.


11-23-2012, 03:00 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That is awesome! clap.gif
11-23-2012, 03:09 PM #3
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Good find JR!

Quote:There are more than three quadrillion gallons of water in the air, yet people all over the world are still thirsty.

11-23-2012, 03:46 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Thanks and good morning Shadow & Octo ( my sleeping in kind of cuteness poodle chuckle.gif )


11-23-2012, 03:49 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Well those couch naps at night really messes with my sleeping patterns. 13.gif
11-23-2012, 03:53 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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I'm gonna have to buy one.

Just as long as the nano machinery is not the self-reproducing kind... 13.gif

11-23-2012, 03:58 PM #7
shagee Member
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I’d prescribe filling the bottles, then leaving a little air and pressing them to a small extent before fixing so they can assist extend when solidified.
11-23-2012, 04:08 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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They're having a design contest, maybe you can submit something? hi5.gif


11-24-2012, 01:30 AM #9
yankees skier
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Very cool. Did Exxon or Monsanto claim a patent on it yet?

11-24-2012, 01:57 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
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(11-24-2012, 01:30 AM)yankees Wrote:  Very cool. Did Exxon or Monsanto claim a patent on it yet?

Aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa-aaalrighty then.

So I won't buy one. vic.gif



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