A forgotten gimmik wich could help in catastrophe areas..we know who prevented it to come out big. So simple yet so helpfull.

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+21 1. huldu commented 13 years ago

Hm... survivalists have used tarps for a very long time to do the exact same thing.
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0 2. Thanos commented 13 years ago

Military (and scouts/campers) use pills to clean "any" water to make it drinkable, which is probably slightly better solution for catastrophe survivors... but this solution could be helpful to people who have problems with supplies in general (3rd world countries), where they can't get hold of enough food, much less stashes of cleaning tablets for water.

Though yes, the idea behind this isn't exactly new, this solution is. It seems to be able to serve for a longer periods of time, it's made from cheap materials and given there are so many people supporting (directly or not) people in these conditions (lack of supplies/survivors/...), this should be affordable. Nice design by the way =P
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+12 3. Rickspinion commented 13 years ago

This video is only 8 years old.
Perhaps a more recent follow up could be posted.
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+4 4. Ganjabus commented 13 years ago

Why have we not seen this before?
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+15 5. TitvsCaivs commented 13 years ago

Maybe the uploader knows, but we, mere mortals don't know who prevented it to come out big...
So, who was it???
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+3 6. demainlespoulpes commented 13 years ago

Good idea but the hard part is to make people use it. Solar ovens have been existing for years and are designed to fight against deforestation in arid areas but local populations don't change their habits that easily.
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-3 7. bosha101 commented 13 years ago

will not work, needs a lot of time :S
also he said within 24 hours, but sun is not there the wh0le 24 hour of the day.
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+2 8. loadrunner commented 13 years ago

you can even use it in the desert, you only have to take a pee in it.
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+3 9. inoinoino commented 13 years ago

This might be pretty obvious, but why don't they make a really large version that would provide water for the whole village!
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+2 10. valerion commented 13 years ago

I wonder how many lives this has saved. That thing must have saved thousands of lives. Brilliant!
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+1 11. owner commented 13 years ago

wow, that's really smart thinking.
but 6-7 cups in 24 hours? people will die dehydrating.
but for the design, it is the best. :)
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+2 12. Btt-X commented 13 years ago

really is brilliant! CAn save many poeple...
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+3 14. Threeme2189 commented 13 years ago

They can each use 2 or three and get 2-3 times the amount.
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+1 15. Guss commented 13 years ago

be careful it's not a really good water, there is no minerals in it, but it's better than polluted water.
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+3 16. Sizzlik (admin) commented 13 years ago

#15 They said in the video that its distilled water..you just need to add a little salt or seawater for some minerals =)
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-1 17. loadrunner commented 13 years ago

#11, don't forget it only works 12 ours a day. so for 5 glasses you need it to work 2 days. (in case of sun powered)
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-1 18. Sebastien commented 13 years ago

Ancient Fremen secret
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+4 19. Kreker commented 13 years ago

#17 I hope that you remember something from elementary school physics classes. Water is always evaporating even when its colder, also when its freezing.
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+3 20. Sizzlik (admin) commented 13 years ago

#17 even without direct sunlight the water vaporates..direct sunlight just makes the process much faster. And those who say 5 glasses of water is not enough..imagine a little field with like 100 of them..its better than nothing..and as said in the video, they are low weight and stackable for transport. So its a good help for areas that run out of clean water. Shipping bottles of water is more expensive. Currently we got enough disaster areas wich got plently of dirty water but no drinkable water.
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+7 21. GJJACKSON1968 commented 13 years ago

Thank God for German Genius!
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-2 22. Anomnomnom commented 13 years ago

So where is all the money we send over there? the supplies ? and also,why if they can introduce a water cone,can't they provide the guy a decent microphone ? the sound is terrible.
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0 23. LQoQK commented 13 years ago

what about the bacteria that will develop in it since its already there in the lake or sea and heating helps the bacteria to even grow faster, ?

this solution is only suitable to remove salt, which is not there in the lakes. bacteria is the enemy, well unless you boil the water but again they are poor :'(
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0 24. Premtm commented 13 years ago

Saviour of the world with astonishing idea for clean drinking water..... :)
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0 25. theWatcherAlpha commented 13 years ago

There is a major problem with the design of the cone. Considered that the condensed water from the evaporation is cleaned (probably clean of bacterias from the lake water but what about airborne one?), there is no guarantee that the collected water is cleaned. This is because the cone itself may not be cleaned!! Especially if the cone is used repeatedly to collect clean water this way. What are the chances that a single drop of water from the lake contaminated the cone? The simplest and surest means to ensure safe drinking water is to boil it for at least 5mins. Collecting the evaporation and hoping that the cone to stay clean is very risky if not misleading in the purity of the water. But if there is no means of boiling water, then this would be a great alternative.
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-1 26. Sizzlik (admin) commented 13 years ago

#25 But what would you rather drink? Condensed water that got boiled for 5mins or "Piss water" that got boiled?