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(Some Guy)   Like manna from heaven, scientists are now able to pull a bucket full of water out of thin air daily with this new inexpensive discovery   (newatlas.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 7:13:07 PM  
Destined to be bought up and buried someday soon.
 
2022-05-24 7:15:57 PM  
Game changer if you have the heated pressure vessel to release the liquid water.
 
2022-05-24 8:31:52 PM  
Nice.  So you don't need moisture evaporators or a protocol droid fluent in Bocci.
 
2022-05-24 8:49:42 PM  
They talk about bulk properties and ease of production, but they show itty bitty samples.
 
2022-05-24 9:20:30 PM  
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2022-05-24 10:31:31 PM  
My Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru had a moisture farm. But it burned down with them in it.

I won't go near one now.

Or a seaparks for that matter
 
2022-05-25 12:04:54 AM  

Jake Havechek: Nice.  So you don't need moisture evaporators or a protocol droid fluent in Bocci.


Nobody wants to deal with that asshole
 
2022-05-25 12:09:12 AM  
It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.
 
2022-05-25 12:17:13 AM  
Yeah, that's some Fremen tech.  You're not supposed to see that.
 
2022-05-25 12:47:53 AM  
Silica gel?
 
2022-05-25 12:53:43 AM  

cryinoutloud: It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.


Probably, but then again if you're running short of drinking water it's better than dying of thirst.  Besides most of us probably have detectable amounts of microplastics in our blood already.
 
2022-05-25 1:07:44 AM  
Interesting, but manna from Heaven can not be eaten.  It must be carefully prepared by gathering it in the morning, grinding it up, boiling it, removing the broth and then baking the remaining into a flat bread. Manna went bad over night ( except Friday nights).
 
2022-05-25 1:17:02 AM  

Neondistraction: cryinoutloud: It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.

Probably, but then again if you're running short of drinking water it's better than dying of thirst.  Besides most of us probably have detectable amounts of microplastics in our blood already.


Stop using plastic. Take over Russia. Move all climate change refugees to Rissia as the tundra thaws to start farming.
 
2022-05-25 1:36:26 AM  

cryinoutloud: It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.


Nah, it will just grow toxic black mold and/or legionella bacteria.
 
2022-05-25 1:36:47 AM  

vudukungfu: My Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru had a moisture farm. But it burned down with them in it.

I won't go near one now.

Or a seaparks for that matter


Seaparks?

With the whales and everything?

Seems like a really weird place to have a fire.
 
2022-05-25 1:37:15 AM  
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2022-05-25 2:31:36 AM  

cryinoutloud: It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.


It's a gel composed of cellulose and a food additive.
 
2022-05-25 3:56:14 AM  
I wonder how effective that would be in an area with really thick mists. Desert too, so water production here is somewhat important.
 
2022-05-25 7:26:42 AM  
Short term awesome, but long term you'd be drinking distilled water and that's pretty bad for your health.  You'd need a system for adding desirable minerals to it or you're going to find those same minerals leeched from your body.
 
2022-05-25 8:28:58 AM  
Not this shiat again. Devices that pull water from air are like the perpetual motion machines of international aid.
 
2022-05-25 9:32:13 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Short term awesome, but long term you'd be drinking distilled water and that's pretty bad for your health.  You'd need a system for adding desirable minerals to it or you're going to find those same minerals leeched from your body.


The really stupid urban myth that just won't die. If you're depending on the trace minerals in spring water in order to meet nutritional needs, you are doing something very wrong when it comes to your diet. And distilled does not leech out minerals; your understanding of osmosis is wrong plus the body has mechanisms to maintain the correct amounts of needed minerals because if you didn't, you'd be dead in short order.

People drink distilled all the time and for long periods of time with no ill effects, like on the ISS or on board ships with fresh water generators, but don't let reality stop you from continuing to spread easily refuted BS.
 
2022-05-25 9:50:47 AM  
My family grows citrus in California. We've been in a mega-drought since 2000.

We'll take 40 metric tons. Do you accept checks?
 
2022-05-25 11:51:32 AM  

amyldoanitrite: My family grows citrus in California. We've been in a mega-drought since 2000.

We'll take 40 metric tons. Do you accept checks?


And that right there is why these con artists continue to make so much money. People are so entranced with the promises of plentiful water out of nothing they don't stop and think.
 
2022-05-25 12:18:31 PM  

Befuddled: Unsung_Hero: Short term awesome, but long term you'd be drinking distilled water and that's pretty bad for your health.  You'd need a system for adding desirable minerals to it or you're going to find those same minerals leeched from your body.

The really stupid urban myth that just won't die. If you're depending on the trace minerals in spring water in order to meet nutritional needs, you are doing something very wrong when it comes to your diet. And distilled does not leech out minerals; your understanding of osmosis is wrong plus the body has mechanisms to maintain the correct amounts of needed minerals because if you didn't, you'd be dead in short order.

People drink distilled all the time and for long periods of time with no ill effects, like on the ISS or on board ships with fresh water generators, but don't let reality stop you from continuing to spread easily refuted BS.


If someone is really worried about that, they can put some suitable rocks into a pitcher of water and let them soak for a while before drinking the water. Limestone is cheap.
 
2022-05-25 4:03:33 PM  

cryinoutloud: It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.


There's no plastic in it.

Russ1642: Not this shiat again. Devices that pull water from air are like the perpetual motion machines of international aid.


Yeah, that's really dumb, because many of these devices work to some extent, and perpetual motion machines don't work at all.

Go back to where you came from, which I assume is Ludd.
 
2022-05-25 4:25:52 PM  
deploy these en masse in the southeast and you'd likely solve the drought issues nationwide. Houston humidity alone could probably fill lake Meade.

/only half kidding
 
2022-05-25 6:10:10 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Befuddled: Unsung_Hero: Short term awesome, but long term you'd be drinking distilled water and that's pretty bad for your health.  You'd need a system for adding desirable minerals to it or you're going to find those same minerals leeched from your body.

The really stupid urban myth that just won't die. If you're depending on the trace minerals in spring water in order to meet nutritional needs, you are doing something very wrong when it comes to your diet. And distilled does not leech out minerals; your understanding of osmosis is wrong plus the body has mechanisms to maintain the correct amounts of needed minerals because if you didn't, you'd be dead in short order.

People drink distilled all the time and for long periods of time with no ill effects, like on the ISS or on board ships with fresh water generators, but don't let reality stop you from continuing to spread easily refuted BS.

If someone is really worried about that, they can put some suitable rocks into a pitcher of water and let them soak for a while before drinking the water. Limestone is cheap.


If you have a good diet, it's not a problem overall, but I still would be worried because you could be de-mineralizing your teeth.  And fluoridation is important, too.  Before we started controlling that, the strength of your enamel could vary significantly depending on the local water supply.

And while it doesn't matter a bit for survival, distilled water tastes flat.  It's much nicer when it has some mineral content.

Finally... 'just drop a rock in it' isn't good enough.  You also don't want too much in there or you're going to have people getting kidney stones, and that's not fun at all.

If you have a machine making clean water for you, you should also have it making ideal water for you.
 
2022-05-25 6:49:07 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Ivo Shandor: Befuddled: Unsung_Hero: Short term awesome, but long term you'd be drinking distilled water and that's pretty bad for your health.  You'd need a system for adding desirable minerals to it or you're going to find those same minerals leeched from your body.

The really stupid urban myth that just won't die. If you're depending on the trace minerals in spring water in order to meet nutritional needs, you are doing something very wrong when it comes to your diet. And distilled does not leech out minerals; your understanding of osmosis is wrong plus the body has mechanisms to maintain the correct amounts of needed minerals because if you didn't, you'd be dead in short order.

People drink distilled all the time and for long periods of time with no ill effects, like on the ISS or on board ships with fresh water generators, but don't let reality stop you from continuing to spread easily refuted BS.

If someone is really worried about that, they can put some suitable rocks into a pitcher of water and let them soak for a while before drinking the water. Limestone is cheap.

If you have a good diet, it's not a problem overall, but I still would be worried because you could be de-mineralizing your teeth.  And fluoridation is important, too.  Before we started controlling that, the strength of your enamel could vary significantly depending on the local water supply.

And while it doesn't matter a bit for survival, distilled water tastes flat.  It's much nicer when it has some mineral content.

Finally... 'just drop a rock in it' isn't good enough.  You also don't want too much in there or you're going to have people getting kidney stones, and that's not fun at all.

If you have a machine making clean water for you, you should also have it making ideal water for you.


Tapwater around here is quite soft and not fluoridated. It's fine to drink. If you prefer a mineral taste, that's OK. But it is only a taste preference.
 
2022-05-25 8:47:51 PM  

knobmaker: cryinoutloud: It's a gel.  I bet it has something in it that microplastics and ends up in your blood.  Uck Eww.

There's no plastic in it.

Russ1642: Not this shiat again. Devices that pull water from air are like the perpetual motion machines of international aid.

Yeah, that's really dumb, because many of these devices work to some extent, and perpetual motion machines don't work at all.

Go back to where you came from, which I assume is Ludd.


They don't. There's simply not enough water in the air to get much out of it. The only places where there's enough water, barely enough maybe, it's really hot so these things use more energy, and it also rains a lot there so these things aren't even needed.
 
2022-05-25 9:03:52 PM  
Drinking water?

Dehumidifier without refrigeration.
 
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