Tag: water

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Yacht Power Station

‘Electric’ and ‘silent’ is the only way to describe what the boating-sector is about to become! Now, the Dutch company Soel Yachts are developing electric travel at sea via their SoelCat 12 vessel. Soel Yachts want to revolutionize the boating…

Ecocapsule

The Ecocapsule is a micro off-grid, transportable, living-quarter. If you’re the kind of person who likes to holiday on a remote mountaintop or jungle in eco-friendly fashion then this could be for you! The ecocapsule is surfing on the latest…

Pure H2O

Typically, large amounts of energy are used to remove water pollutants from water. Now, Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have developed an electrochemical process which can remove chemical waste, pharmaceutical…

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Bird Airport

More than 50 million birds take flight from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) every year. With the EAAF route progressively ‘urbanizing’ a little bit more each year, populations of endangered water-birds that use the route are also…

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Watering Pots

Modeled after the ‘Olla’ (an ancient ceramic pot prevalent throughout North Africa) these playful absorbent clay pots from Egypt have been designed to offer water to plants for weeks on-end using gravitational force. Rami Halim, the founder of Clayola states…

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Groundwater Drought

Due to excess pumping from industry and agriculture, a serious depletion of ground water sources is happening over much of the world (the US, India, southern Europe,). A new study reveals American aquifers will be the first to go (California’s…

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Super-Bowl

In their arid climate, Iran-based BMDesign Studios are addressing the issue of water scarcity. They been investigating a double-roof system that can collect and store rainwater, preserving the valuable liquid in concave bowls, whilst taking advantage of its cooling effect!…

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A Living Brick

The Living Architecture (LIAR) project is developing a building ‘unit’ blocks that is able to covert sunlight, waste water and air into clean energy. The collaboration between Newcastle University and experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE…

Water Seer

Developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, the ‘Water Seer’ is a sustainable device that uses condensation to create clean water from the atmosphere. Without an external power source and with no emissions,…

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SOLAR-POWERED DESALINATION

This year, the LAGI 2016 competition is set in California. It comes at a poignant time when Californians are in need of a more constant and reliable energy and clean water supply for its future. Thus, this year, LAGI asked…