As fresh water disappears from the ground, a group of Russian inventors is looking up, to the clouds, that is. A new crowdfunded project called Cloud Power aims to extract water from clouds and pipe it to earth, where it could be used to generate hydroelectric power and provide fresh drinking water for people in isolated areas. The system, currently in prototype phase, can collect about five liters of water per hour — but developers hope to ramp up that number with a larger scale project.
interesting. five liters per hour’s not bad for a prototype, either.