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18-04-2017, 04:36 PM
Moisture Farms
Time to send Luke out to check on those condensers because researchers at Berkley and MIT have built a prototype.

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-device-air...d-sun.html

No moving parts and no electronics, just put it in the sun and watch it drip. The active ingredient pulls nearly 3 times its weight in water per day from air with as little as 20% humidity.

Needless to say, if they can scale up production for cheap then this could be a bit of a game changer from Third World water supplies to terraforming California into something habitable.

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18-04-2017, 05:26 PM
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Uncle Owen and Aunt Varoo will be so excited.
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18-04-2017, 05:35 PM
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(18-04-2017 05:26 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Uncle Owen and Aunt Varoo will be so excited.

You could say they would be burning with excitement.

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18-04-2017, 05:55 PM
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(18-04-2017 05:35 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(18-04-2017 05:26 PM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Uncle Owen and Aunt Varoo will be so excited.

You could say they would be burning with excitement.

If it's not the Sandpeople, it's the Stormtroopers...Amiright?
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18-04-2017, 05:55 PM
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(18-04-2017 05:55 PM)pablo Wrote:  
(18-04-2017 05:35 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  You could say they would be burning with excitement.

If it's not the Sandpeople, it's the Stormtroopers...Amiright?
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OR the Atkins Diet. Consider
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18-04-2017, 06:06 PM
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(18-04-2017 05:55 PM)pablo Wrote:  
(18-04-2017 05:35 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  You could say they would be burning with excitement.

If it's not the Sandpeople, it's the Stormtroopers...Amiright?
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Supposedly, but the shots were precise. Stormtroopers have never been precise.

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18-04-2017, 06:06 PM
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(18-04-2017 04:36 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Time to send Luke out to check on those condensers because researchers at Berkley and MIT have built a prototype.

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-device-air...d-sun.html

No moving parts and no electronics, just put it in the sun and watch it drip. The active ingredient pulls nearly 3 times its weight in water per day from air with as little as 20% humidity.

Needless to say, if they can scale up production for cheap then this could be a bit of a game changer from Third World water supplies to terraforming California into something habitable.

Laugh out load Just how bad do you think it is here in California that "terraforming" is required?

I think that this technology has legs, but may be too expensive for 3rd world countries.
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18-04-2017, 06:14 PM
Moisture Farms
(18-04-2017 04:36 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Time to send Luke out to check on those condensers because researchers at Berkley and MIT have built a prototype.

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-device-air...d-sun.html

No moving parts and no electronics, just put it in the sun and watch it drip. The active ingredient pulls nearly 3 times its weight in water per day from air with as little as 20% humidity.

Needless to say, if they can scale up production for cheap then this could be a bit of a game changer from Third World water supplies to terraforming California into something habitable.


I want one of these. This is amazing.
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18-04-2017, 08:05 PM
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(18-04-2017 06:06 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(18-04-2017 04:36 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Time to send Luke out to check on those condensers because researchers at Berkley and MIT have built a prototype.

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-device-air...d-sun.html

No moving parts and no electronics, just put it in the sun and watch it drip. The active ingredient pulls nearly 3 times its weight in water per day from air with as little as 20% humidity.

Needless to say, if they can scale up production for cheap then this could be a bit of a game changer from Third World water supplies to terraforming California into something habitable.

Laugh out load Just how bad do you think it is here in California that "terraforming" is required?

You have two seasons, Flood and Fire. If you drifted out to sea and evolved a few more poisonous critters you'd be mistaken for Australia.

Quote:I think that this technology has legs, but may be too expensive for 3rd world countries.

The components are relatively inexpensive. So long as the synthesis of the MOF isn't too costly it could well be within reach. We'd have said the same for ion-exchange resins 30 years ago but now we buy Brita filters for a few bucks at the grocery store.

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18-04-2017, 09:12 PM
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(18-04-2017 08:05 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  
(18-04-2017 06:06 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Laugh out load Just how bad do you think it is here in California that "terraforming" is required?

You have two seasons, Flood and Fire. If you drifted out to sea and evolved a few more poisonous critters you'd be mistaken for Australia.

Quote:I think that this technology has legs, but may be too expensive for 3rd world countries.

The components are relatively inexpensive. So long as the synthesis of the MOF isn't too costly it could well be within reach. We'd have said the same for ion-exchange resins 30 years ago but now we buy Brita filters for a few bucks at the grocery store.

You would be well served to visit the entire 1000+ mile length of California, on both sides of the mountains. Flood and fire doesn't even scratch the surface...and, BTW, you forgot Earthquake Season. Thumbsup
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