17 year-old student invents device that produces clean energy and fresh water

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Cynthia Sin Nga Lam and the H2Pro

The lineup of finalists in this year’s Google Science Fair is impressive. Among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam’s submission is definitely a major standout. Concerned about the millions of people living without energy and water, the 17-year-old student scientist from Australia built H2Pro – a Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit that produces both clean energy and fresh water at the same time.

 

 

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Solution for Haiti – HydroWell Village – Produces Clean Water From Virtually Any Water Source

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HyrdoWell Village

Haiti is looking for help with their water supply, and this may be it. Providing water in remote and austere environments is a logistical nightmare.  In emergencies, water systems take too long to setup.  Bulk water is expensive and difficult to deliver.  Surface water is almost always heavily contaminated, resulting in death and disease.

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Mobile Water Purification Offers Hope To Disaster-Hit Regions

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Courier Water

Water shortages are a growing problem around the world, especially in developing countries. Desalination, or turning seawater into potable water, is one way of increasing water supplies, but desalination plants require vast amounts of energy and infrastructure. Now a Japanese team has developed Courier Water, a mobile desalination unit that has tremendous potential for helping people in areas affected by water shortages or natural disasters. The unit’s defining feature is its mobility. With its compact design, Courier Water can be installed on a four-ton truck, allowing it to travel far and wide.

 

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Disinfectants Used To Purify Water Create Toxic By-Products

Disinfectants Used To Purify Water Create Toxic By-Products

 

Although perhaps the greatest public health achievement of the 20th century was the disinfection of water, a recent study now shows that the chemicals used to purify the water we drink and use in swimming pools react with organic material in the water yielding toxic consequences.

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Tobacco Plants Genetically Modified To Produce Medicine

Tobacco Plants Genetically Modified To Produce Medicine

Genetically modified tobacco plant 

Tobacco isn’t famous for its health benefits. But now scientists have succeeded in using genetically modified tobacco plants to produce medicines for several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including diabetes. The research is published in the open access journal BMC Biotechnology.

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Stale Water Is Downside To Water Conservation And May Offset Benefits

Stale Water Is Downside To Water Conservation And May Offset Benefits 

A study out from the American Chemical Society says you should run your water for a while before using it – which goes against everything people say about wasting water – and they blame all the reduced-flush toilets, low-flow showerheads and other water-saving green technologies that’s making our water “stale” while it sits in our pipes.

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Drinking Water, Straight from the Toilet

 Drinking Water, Straight from the Toilet

 Rich people sewage always sells for more than the sewage of the poor

A growing number of cities and counties in the US grappling with water shortages are turning to a solution that may be tough for some homeowners to stomach: purifying sewage water so that residents can drink it.

Los Angeles mayor Antonio R Villaraigosa announced a proposal on Thursday to begin using heavily cleansed sewage water to increase drinking water supplies. The move comes as California braces for the possibility of the most severe water shortages in decades.

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Dean Kamen Unveils Slingshot, The Ultimate Water Regenerator

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Part of saving our environment relies heavily on figuring out new ways to process our natural resources in a self-sustaining, cost effective way. Dean Kamen, the man who brought us the Segway, has just such a solution in the form of a water purification device called the Slingshot.

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Dean Kamen’s Miracle Water Distiller

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Shown for the first time on video, Segway inventor Dean Kamen presented his Vapor Compression Distiller on last night’s Colbert Report. The distiller is a chemical-, membrane-, and filter-free water purifier. Kamen claims the box draws pure drinkable water from oceans, poisons—even a 50-gallon drum of urine.

 

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