Energy & Green Tech

These solar panels pull in water vapor to grow crops in the desert

Using a unique hydrogel, scientists in Saudi Arabia created a solar-driven system that successfully grows spinach by using water drawn from the air while producing electricity. The proof-of-concept design, described March ...

Engineering

New water vapor condenser takes cues from darkling beetle

Access to clean water is a huge issue across the globe. Even in areas with water resources, a lack of infrastructure or reliable energy means purifying that water is sometimes extremely difficult.

Energy & Green Tech

Desalination pipe for clean drinking water is a competition finalist

(Tech Xplore)—Khalili Consultant Engineers is an engineering and consulting firm. Their business targets the food, beverage and packaging industries. The firm's special focus though has to do with fruit juice processing ...

Energy & Green Tech

Electric car lithium demand powers mining revival in UK

As the global auto sector accelerates production of electric cars, one British company is hoping to cash in from mining lithium needed to make rechargeable batteries that power the vehicles.

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