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Potable water is an extremely valuable resource, even though most people take it for granted. Not too many people are concerned about "peak water" yet, but there are some folks looking into the feasibility of towing icebergs to places where clean water is scarce. There are numerous ways to get clean water, but most of them are fairly energy intensive (and thereby expensive). Here are just a few notable projects for purifying water. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    mischab1, Feb 15th, 2013 @ 6:04pm

    Old articles

    That article about the Slingshot is from 2006. Here is a newer one for you.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Feb 15th, 2013 @ 6:42pm

    Re: Old articles

    Thanks for finding that... it's nice to know someone out there cares enough to look up what's happened since Kamen started working on the Slingshot device.

     

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    Rekrul, Feb 15th, 2013 @ 10:26pm

    I've often thought that it's ridiculous for there to be droughts on a planet that is 3/4 covered in water.

     

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