This Man Knows How To Make Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air

Think it's impossible to make anything appear out of thin air? Well, naysayers, meet David Hertz.

He and his colleagues have just won the $1.5 million X-prize for water abundance.

International teams competed to crack a singular problem: how to create 2,000 liters (528 gallons) of water in 24 hours, at less than 2 cents per liter using 100 percent renewable energy

It took David and a partnering team two years, but they finally did it.


For science geeks: by combining atmospheric water generators with biomass gasification.

For the rest of us: by harnessing the same process through which clouds are formed and vaporizing dead trees.

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