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

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

 
 

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