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June 13, 2018

Powder Pulls Drinking Water from Desert Air

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Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. A structure known as a metal organic framework traps water vapor by night, then releases it when heated the next day. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Aired June 8, 2018

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David J
Has this been tested ? Is it palatable? How does it taste ?
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Renee M
My question is centered around a cheaper aluminum based powder. Would the aluminum get into the water? My concern if this is for drinking, that nothing toxic is used in collecting. In addition, the materials should be cheap and easy to get.
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Kristina B
That’s a fascinating way to look at our water problem.
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