Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Solar-powered SmartFarm harnes

Solar-powered SmartFarm harnesses water from the air to irrigate plants

Wouldn’t it be great if we could harness the water vapor in the air to irrigate plants in areas with little precipitation? Well, that may happen sooner than you think thanks to a team of scientists from the National University of Singapore who have developed an experimental device that turns Read More...

Pufferfish-inspired water puri

Pufferfish-inspired water purifier aims to tackle water scarcity

According to the World Wildlife Fund, some 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. To address this issue, scientists from the University of Princeton have developed an affordable solar panel water purifier that’s inspired by the pufferfish’s ability to Read More...

New device may soon create wat

New device may soon create water out of thin air in desert environments

There are more than 1.1 billion people worldwide who still lack access to clean drinking water, while about 2.7 billion are subject to water scarcity. Transporting clean and safe water to these places over long distances and hard-to-cross terrain represents a real logistical hurdle. Thanks to, a Read More...

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Scientists use aerogel to generate clean drinking water out of thin air

With 700 million people worldwide suffering from water insecurity, it would surely be great if we were able to pull clean water out of thin air. Well, thanks to a team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS), we could soon do that in a simple and efficient way. The new Read More...

Filter designed for the ISS wi

Filter designed for the ISS will provide clean drinking water on Earth

From LED lights to digital cameras to GPS, innovations designed for the purpose of space exploration have long benefitted life here on Earth. Now a company that designed a water-purification system for the International Space Station (ISS) aims to use that technology to help solve the global water Read More...

Scientists develop anti-gravit

Scientists develop anti-gravity solar panel that absorbs and purifies water

Pure drinking water may be a widely available commodity in developed countries, but in many other parts of the world, it’s still a scarcity. Many innovative solutions have been attempted, much like these ‘hydro panels’ from an Arizona-based startup, but there’s still a lot of work to be Read More...

Rooftop ‘hydropanels’ gene

Rooftop ‘hydropanels’ generate clean drinking water out of thin air

Globally, around 2.1 billion people don’t have clean drinking water at home, either because water infrastructure doesn’t exist or because the water flowing through pipes is contaminated. Enter Zero Mass Water, an Arizona-based startup aiming to become part of the solution of tackling the Read More...

This device extracts water out

This device extracts water out of dry air

Scientists have unveiled a device that can literally turn thin air into water. Yes, we’ve written about such devices before, but this one is showing more promise than any before it. In fact, the device can pull more than five cups of water from low humidity air per day per 2.2 pounds of Read More...

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We’ve never been closer to sustainable desalination technology

When Cape Town came dangerously close to becoming the world’s first major city to run out of water, it was a wake-up call to all water-pressed cities around the world, such as Mexico City, Say Paulo, and Cairo. As the world’s population grows and climate change pushes temperatures up, water is Read More...

Koalas are getting dehydrated.

Koalas are getting dehydrated. These special water fountains could do the trick

In a remote, rural part of Australia, six hours by car from Sydney, summer temperatures are reaching 113 degrees as climate change makes heat waves more common. To help the local koala population survive both blistering temperatures and prolonged drought, researchers have been testing water Read More...