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How to get fresh water out of thin air

How to get fresh water out of thin air

Fog-harvesting system developed by MIT and Chilean researchers could provide potable water for the world’s driest regions

In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from warm oceans nearby. Now researchers at MIT, working in collaboration with colleagues in Chile, are seeking to... More »


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