Posts tagged Dune
There isn’t too much classic sci-fi technology that has become a reality yet. We don’t have flying cars, or jetpacks, or laser guns. But a piece of Dune might be making it’s way to Earth.
German researchers are working on a way to harness the vapor in desert air and convert it to drinking water. The process is completely energy autonomous, no electrical infrastructure and includes thermal solar cells, photovoltaic cells and a saline solution working in some crazy harmony heating up the saline and literally pulling water out of the air. The saline is then separated from the water and sent to go pull more water out of the air while the water is stored for use.
Where does Frank Herbert fit in to all this? The applications for this technology is extremely diverse. From providing enough water for a Hotel, down to a personalized self contained suit. A stillsuit as it was called in Dune. The suit that helped the Fremen survive the harsh weather of Arrakis.