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

The scientists believe this new technology could help many areas our life. They said it could be very useful 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, rely condensers to quickly convert steam to liquid water. [Our] design could help speed that process and even allow operation at a higher temperature, significantly improving the overall energy efficiency." Another scientist, Joanna Aizenberg, said she was looking forward the future of getting ideas new technologies from nature. She said: "Everybody is excited bio-inspired materials research."

 
 

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