Mountain dew / The amazing Namib beetle

Mountain dew / The amazing Namib beetle

The dew bank bottle, and other similar design solutions, are inspired by the Namib bettle, that gathers water with nano-bumps on its body (think of the condensation formed on a cold can of soda that gets covered with dew on a hot day). Mimicking the beetleā€™s back has been used to generate clean freshwater supplies in arid regions, requiring no pumping.

Published by on September 11, 2012
Filed under Bionics, Design

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