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Refine fog harvesting to bring clean water to the worlds poor

April 24, 2011

In the arid Namib Desert on the west coast of Africa, one type of beetle has found a distinctive way of surviving.

When the morning fog rolls in, the Stenocara gracilipes species, also known as the Namib Beetle, collects water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the moisture roll down into its mouth, allowing it to drink in an area devoid of flowing water. What nature has developed, Shreerang Chhatre wants to refine, to help the worlds poor.

Source:
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/fog-harvesting-0421.html

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