Extracting water from the air has been practised for thousands of years – and a new innovation offers the potential to gather 10 gallons an hour.

A ‘lightweight, battery-powered freshwater harvester’ being developed by Shing-Chung (Josh) Wong, Ph.D, and his students at the University of Akron shows the potential to operate in ‘arid desert environments’, which would help to tackle water shortages.

Watch the full presentation on the discovery made to the American Chemical Society.