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Biotech

Submission + - Extracting Water From Thin Air

jmarkantes writes: "Here's an interesting article on Wired about Making Water From Thin Air. Initially being used to ease logistics in Iraq, it would have implications in many parts of the world. It requires only 14% humidity. And it came from out of the loop:
"To achieve this end, Darpa gave millions to research companies like LexCarb and Sciperio to create a contraption that could capture water in the Mesopotamian desert.
But it was another company, Aqua Sciences, that developed a product on its own and was first to put a product on the market that can operate in harsh climates."


With more companies getting involved, these will only become smaller and more efficient. Current cost of water in Iraq is $30/gal. This first implementation will bring it down to 30 cents!"

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