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Star Wars to science: Researchers harvest water from air to address shortages


Last updated 11/25/2022 at 2:37pm

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Simon Dai poses for a photo next to a condensation chamber in his lab in Richardson, Texas.

DALLAS -- In "Star Wars," Luke Skywalker grows up on the hot desert planet Tatooine. His family owns a moisture farm that uses devices called "vaporators" to pull drinking water from the air.

But while vaporators are a figment of science fiction,...

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