A Cheaper, Faster and More Effective Solar Water Purifier

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created what they believe could be a faster, cheaper and more efficient solar-powered water purifier. With some 850 million people without access to clean water, a product like this is a necessity. A reinvention, or modernization of ancient technology, the product “involves draping a sheet of carbon-dipped paper in an upside-down V. The paper’s bottom edges soak up …

KEEGO’s Squeezable Metal Bottle

Quickly, many athletes need to take a sip of water using only one hand. Squeezable, ergonomic bottles are the only type of vessel to deliver in that scenario and, up until now, they’ve all been types of plastic. Thanks to KEEGO, who have pioneered a specific type of elastic titanium, the world’s first squeezable metal bottle now exists. This should come as a relief to …

CSIRO’s Membrane Makes Sydney Harbor Water Drinkable

Still in the midst of a global drinking water crisis, new developments trigger excitement over the potential for saving lives. Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has created a brand new filtration system centered around a membrane of Graphair, a material produced from graphene. Their testing removed 99% of contaminants—and a specific test on water from Sydney Harbor made that water drinkable. Graphair …