November 22, 2011

Airdrop design pulls water from air to irrigate deserts

After studying how Namib beetles collect dew to survive in the desert, Australian university student Edward Linacre in November 2011 introduces a design for the “Airdrop,” a device powered by sunlight that condenses water even from extremely dry air, which can then be used to irrigate crops and alleviate drought conditions.

Sources: Treehugger, James Dyson Award

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