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This little black rectangle quickly and effortlessly disinfects water

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 18, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Aug 17, 2016

Around the world, 663 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Unfortunately, disinfecting contaminated water can be an elaborate, costly and time-intensive procedure – for example, disinfecting water with UV rays can take up to 48 hours, limiting the amount of water that can be treated. A new device created by researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory solves this problem: it’s a little black rectangle that harnesses the sun’s light to disinfect...





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