A new, less complicated method of purifying water of salt and contaminants… could become very useful.
Now a team at MIT has come up with an innovative approach that, unlike most traditional desalination systems, does not separate ions or water molecules with filters, which can become clogged, or boiling, which consumes great amounts of energy.
Phi Beta Iota: Solar energy for Internet connectivity including free cellular, and solar energy powering water desalination with open source engineering that is affordable and infinitely scalable, are world-changers. This new success by MIT is classic ephemeralism — doing more with less — in the Buckminster Fuller tradition. Eliminating manufactured filters and reducing energy needs is huge.