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One of the ways of sourcing drinking water in areas afflicted by drought is by harvesting it from the air, and now a new material developed by scientists in the US could make this tricky feat easier than ever.

Researchers at Harvard University have taken inspiration from a variety of water-collecting traits in different natural species to develop what could be an unrivalled composite system for harvesting and transporting atmospheric H20.

“Everybody is excited about bio-inspired materials research,” said chemical biologist Joanna Aizenberg from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. “However, so far, we tend to mimic one inspirational natural system at a time.”

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