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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

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This technique measures drinking water quality using a smartphone camera

While the provision of safe drinking water in impoverished countries is of vital importance, people often lack the facilities necessary to test the water for pollutants. To help solve that problem, a team of scientists has developed a system that uses a smartphone camera to check up on tiny aquatic Read More...

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Algae-derived paper filter can help solve Bangladesh’s water crisis

The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. Now, a team of scientists shows that a locally growing green macroalgae species could help Bengali people filter virtually all harmful microbes out of their water. The researchers managed to Read More...

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A step-guide to solving the global water crisis

For many people, a clean drink of water isn’t a certainty. Right now an estimated 1.2 billion people live in areas with chronic water scarcity, and upwards of 4 billion — two-thirds of the world’s population — experience shortages at least one month a year. As bad as this sounds though, Read More...

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Innovative material uses sunlight to purify drinking water

Considering that more than 2 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, innovative solutions to the global water crisis are at an all-time premium. With that in mind, a team of researchers has recently developed a “green” material that uses sunlight to purify enough daily Read More...