Gallery: Towering Fog Garden Harvests Water From Thin Air

 

Fog is moisture. And in some places in the world, it’s the only kind of moisture. This is true in the Atacama Desert — the world’s driest desert — which runs along the west coast of South America through Chile and Peru. In the Atacama it never rains – it’s been compared to Mars, and has even been used as a location for shooting otherworldly scenes for television shows. For the past several years, architects have been exploring the possibility of collecting water from fog in order to supply nearby villages, and the Nevada Museum of Art currently has one of these concepts on display — a series of white fog-collecting towers.

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  1. owen66 October 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    what i really need is droid that understands the binary language of moisture vaporators.

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