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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

Drinkable waterThe weight of water limits how much can be brought on a long bike ride. There isn’t always an option to stop and fill up from a clean stream or drinking fountain, but water could be obtained from a different source: the air. Austrian industrial design student Kristof Retezár has created Fontus: a prototype of a water bottle system that condenses humid air into clean, drinkable water. His design made him a finalist for the 2014 James Dyson Award.

The Fontus attaches to the bicycle frame and consists of a condenser unit and a bottle for collection. There is a solar panel on top of the unit that powers the condenser. As the motion of the bike causes air to blow into a channel, the moist air is cooled, causing it to condense. The droplets roll back down the condensing unit, collecting in a water bottle mounted underneath.

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Jellyfish Tank

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This 7-gallon Jellyfish Tank – a project that got funded through Kick-starter. This tank does differently is that it filters the water using a laminar flow, along the walls of the tank, creating controlled swirls which continuously nudge the jellyfish to the center of the tank and away from danger. The kit comes with everything you need to get setup, includes a voucher for three moon jellyfish and some food. The price is $499.(no cheap!) And life expectancy of a moon jelly is only a year; new ones cost $50 each.

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‘Too Beautiful to Hide’ Hot Water Bottle

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Made from ABS with flock outer lining, beautiful hot water bottle. Designed by Wendy Legro, on sale here.

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BubbleShield Bag Will Keep Your Phone Dry

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The BubbleShield Reusable Waterproof Sleeve($20; a pack of 5) for your iPhone, a double-zipper bag with a hook. The hook is there for easy transport, while the pattern at the back is interrupted in the general vicinity of the iPhone’s camera, allowing you to still take shots with it.
“Protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.”

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The Gigantic Inflatable Climbing Iceberg

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This is the 14′ tall inflatable iceberg that provides 3,920′ cu. of waterborne climbing and sliding. One hundred and two handholds spread over three sides of the floating mass help climbers reach the summit or claim territory on the two ledges. The fourth side of the iceberg does not have any handholds, providing a slick slide that climbers can use to quickly descend from the peak. Made from commercial grade 28-oz. PVC fabric bonded with industrial, heat-sealed seams, the iceberg is both forgiving to climbers’ bodies yet durable to withstand years of vigorous play.

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