Here's today's feel-good story:
Scientists have developed a solution for those in drylands that experience water shortages.
The University Of Texas at Austin has designed a low-cost gel film that is made of abundant materials to pull water from the air even in dry climates. The research is building on a previous breakthrough from the team that created the ability to pull water from the atmosphere to apply to self-watering soil.
“This new work is about practical solutions that people can use to get water in the hottest, driest places on Earth,” said professor of materials science and mechanical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, Guihua Yu. “This could allow millions of people without consistent access to drinking water to have simple, water generating devices at home that they can easily operate.”