Cheap, clean water may soon be available for the whole planet. According to Reuters, defense contractor Lockheed Martin has developed a filter that will hugely reduce the amount of energy necessary to turn sea water into fresh water. The filter, which is five hundred times thinner then others currently available, lets water pass through but blocks all salt molecules. It will use almost 100 times less energy than other methods for making salt water drinkable, giving third world countries another way of expanding access to drinking water without having to create costly pumping stations.I love technology.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Rising Seas? No Problem?
Are you one of the devoutists who believes that global warming will cause the seas to rise? No problem! Now we can drink the sea water, use it to water the deserts, and keep sea level at its current place :-)