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Scientists may have one answer to the problem of water shortages. It is a new material that water from the air. They their idea from a small beetle that in the desert in Africa. The deserts of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia very dry, but the Namib desert beetle is an expert at surviving in hot and dry conditions. Its shell covered in small bumps that tiny water droplets from the air. The water is enough to the beetle alive. Scientists studied the shape and material of the beetle's bumps. They want to what they found out about the beetle to make their own materials that can collect water from the air. This will help people who in very dry areas.

The scientists believe this new technology could in many areas of our life. They said it could very useful for power plants and for the heating and air conditioning in airplanes, cars and trains. One of the scientists, Philseok Kim, said: "Thermal power plants, for example, on condensers to quickly steam to liquid water. [Our] design could up that process and even for operation at a higher temperature, significantly improving the overall energy efficiency." Another scientist, Joanna Aizenberg, she was forward to the future of getting ideas for new technologies from nature. She said: "Everybody excited about bio-inspired materials research."

 
 

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