Scientists have come up with a new solution to the problem of water scarcity on the planet: creating a device that pulls fresh water out of thin air.
A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley designed the new device using a special type of material known as organic metal frames (MOF).
These materials are crystalline systems made up of a metal contract with organic links, forming porous structures that can store molecules of different materials according to chemical composition, including hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
"This is a great achievement in the long-term challenge of extracting water from the air at low humidity levels," said Umar Yaghi of the University of California. "He said.