One Keep You Cool Thing: A Desalination Machine for Under $100


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Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, have developed a simple technology that is powered by the sun and can turn seawater into drinkable water — a solution for small islands that don’t have enough fresh water, and arid coastal areas that lack a reliable electricity supply but have access to seawater. This device could even help to prevent some of the mass migrations expected with climate change by making clean and safe drinking water at a cost of about $100 that provides enough potable water to cover one family’s needs.  It could be a game-changer.

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