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Billboard turns desert air into pure water

Billboards provide parched drivers cruising down the highway in Lima, Peru with ample ideas for ways to quench their thirst, from soda to beer, but only one turns the desert air to drinkable water right there. The billboard is a marketing campaign created by ad agency Mayo DraftFCB intended to inspire would-be engineers to apply […]

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5 Ways Your Business Can Use Water in a More Sustainable Way

Nearly 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, and the human body is made up of 80 percent water. We invented ways to purify water, turn it into power, and keep it at bay during storms. But there are many other avenues by which we can use water to our advantage.

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Scientists react silicon with water to produce hydrogen

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers.

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Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force: zero-emissions, harvests rainwater for fuel!

A great concept at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force: a zero-emissions vehicle with zero tolerance for citizen misbehaviour. The Ener-G-Force is a police vehicle and a fuel-cell vehicle. It’s a Mercedes-Benz G-Class underneath, and channels the vibe of a G-Class off-roader circa 1979.

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Polymer film harvests energy from water vapour

MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapour. The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water, allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power […]

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iShack: Solar-powered home transforms life for slum-dwellers

With the iShack, squatters get a solid dwelling that is fitted with enough solar panels to keep the lights on at night and provide power for important equipment such as mobile phone chargers. It is an initiative from researchers at the University of Stellenbosch, which they hope can allieviate poverty across the country and beyond […]

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USA: Google Donates Big Water Tanks

The Google Oklahoma Data Center announced Wednesday that it has donated 30 spare water storage tanks to five public service agencies, including Mayes County emergency management and the Oklahoma State University Fire Training Facility. “We have fantastic public servants in Mayes County and all over the state,” Mike Wooten, Google data center operations manager, said […]

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Innovations That Could Change The Way We Use Water

From pulling water from fog to saving fuel used to boil water, these three companies are the finalists of a contest to change the way we use our most precious resource. It’s impossible to overstate the value of water. Without it, we’d be dead.

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2013: International Year Of Water Cooperation

The year 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. In December 2010, the UN General Assembly made the declaration (Resolution A/RES/65/154). In the backdrop of climate crisis, the emphasis on cooperation in the area of water is significant. UN Water informed:

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