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Polymer treated cotton harvests water from misty air

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We all know that cotton absorbs water, but in its actual state its can hold just 18 percent of its own weight in water. Considering that fact that pure water doesn’t come easy, at least not in arid regions such as deserts, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University have joined forces to develop a new polymer that can better the water harvesting credentials of cotton by allowing it to harvest moisture from misty air and use it for everything from drinking to farming.

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