It’s an exciting time to be alive.
New technology and innovations are being developed for everything from the way we cook our food to the way we harness energy. One of the latest gadgets available is really fascinating – a bottle that allows you to collect water from the air, just by riding a bike.
Developed by Kristof Retezár, an industrial design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the device mounts to a bike frame and collects water through thermoelectric cooling using small solar panels. It needs the right conditions to work, and makes about half a litre an hour in those conditions.
Of course the water would need to be filtered before drinking, especially if it was collected in more polluted areas.
The design is ingenious, and think of the possibilities if the technology is refined! Similar systems could be put on other modes of transportation. As fresh water gets harder to come by, harvesting it from thin air might be the answer so many are looking for.