This self-filling water bottle mimics a desert beetle

A US startup is developing a self-filling water bottle that sucks moisture from the atmosphere to create condensation, in the same way the humble Namib desert beetle does. The beetle, endemic to Africa’s Namib desert—where there is just 1.3cm of rainfall a year—has inspired a fair few proof-of-concepts in the academic community, but this is the first time a self-filling water bottle has been proposed. The beetle survives by collecting condensation from the ocean breeze…

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This self-filling water bottle mimics a desert beetle

A US startup is developing a self-filling water bottle that sucks moisture from the atmosphere to create condensation, in the same way the humble Namib desert beetle does. The beetle, endemic to Africa’s Namib desert—where there is just 1.3cm of rainfall a year—has inspired a fair few proof-of-concepts in the academic community, but this is the first time a self-filling water bottle has been proposed. The beetle survives by collecting condensation from the ocean breeze…

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