Most of us in America just walk to the kitchen and turn on the faucet knowing they will get clean, drinkable water. In many places like where I live, that drinkable water tastes yuk, so we use various types of water filters to make it taste better.
However, hundreds of millions of people around the world don’t have the luxury of clean, drinkable water. Their only water sources are dirty and often contaminated with a host of disease causing bacteria and parasites.
Some companies have developed ways to purify the water, but they need some type of power source. In some more arid regions of the world, not only do they not have power, but they don’t even have water to purify.
Scientists at MIT and Berkeley have announced the invention of a new device to extract water from air that is self-powered by the sun…