Power-Harnessing Garments Straight Out of ‘Dune’

From popsci.com:

In Frank Herbert’s epic Dune novels, the natives of the desert planet Arrakis cope with the extreme aridity of their home by using stillsuits, which capture and re-process body fluids into potable drinking water.

One of the coolest things about these suits was that they were self-powered. Herbert wrote that they employed “…motions of the body, especially breathing and some osmotic action [to] provide the pumping force.”

Now Zhong Lin Wang, director of the Center for Nanostructure Characterization at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is on the verge of bringing this capability to the garments of our own planet.

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