Saturday, February 9, 2008

Has the Windtrap Finally been Invented?

Dune is my favorite book of all times. It's, in fact, my "One Book".

I love many things about this book, obviously. One of the most interesting ideas of Frank Herbert's was the Windtrap. This device was installed in the desert, and accumulated the moisture from the air, creating huge water reservoirs for the Fremen.

Seems like someone has finally decided to implement this idea, and so we get the AquaMaker. This machine looks like a water cooler, but according to the makers, it creates water out of pure air and you don't need any plumbing for it.

Sounds very interesting. I wonder if it also dehydrates the air in the house - that would be a welcome addition.