AirDrop Irrigation designed by Edward Linnacre.  Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.

Oh, nature. You never cease to amaze me, with your rain forests full of miracle medicines and now your beetles that can pull water droplets out of air. What can’t you do?!

Scientists, primarily Edward Linacre from Swinburne University of Technology, studied the Namib Desert beetle for their latest invention involving a water bottle that refills itself. Apparently, the beetle has the ability to condense air turning it into water, and scientists are mimicking this feat for everything from water bottles for marathon runners, to third world countries in need of water, to supplying greenhouses with an extremely green way of acquiring H20.

I, for one, am seeing the benefit of this in the emergency situations that many of us fear, like being shipwrecked on an island or trapped on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Recycling urine has never looked more drab up against the technology of pulling water from the air. Move it along, gentleman! People are getting stranded all the time! Know more.