Scientists, in the hope of solving some water problems around the world, have developed water bottles that can extract water from thin air.
The scientists copied the same way a desert beetle gets its water daily. With that method the scientists created a self filling bottle, with the hopes of getting it to the market by 2014.
“We use nanotechnology to mimic this beetle’s back so that we too can pull water from the air,” Sorenson told PRI. “We see this being applicable to anything from marathon runners to people in third-world countries, because we realize that water is such a large issue in the world today, and we want to try to alleviate those problems with a cost-efficient solution. We are looking to incorporate this in greenhouses or green roofs in the immediate future, and then later on, we’re looking to see how far we can really scale this up to supply maybe farms or larger agricultural goals.”