Out of Thick Air
Apr 21, 2011
An MIT News article profiles Shreerang Chhatre, a Legatum Fellow working to develop and implement fog-harvesting devices to address the global shortage of safe drinking water.
by Peter Dizikes
In the arid Namib Desert on the west coast of Africa, one type of beetle has found a distinctive way of surviving. When the morning fog rolls in, the Stenocara gracilipes species, also known as the Namib Beetle, collects water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the moisture roll down into its mouth, allowing it to drink in an area devoid of flowing water. What nature has developed, Shreerang Chhatre wants to refine, to help the world’s poor. Read more at MIT News >>