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Dune fans are not surprised at this development; dew is a remarkable water source. (Read
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|"They must've only gotten this one in as an improvement, not a new technique. This is a listed technique in lots of survival books. (especially if they deal with dessert survival) Tho admittedly those books are assuming that you won't have fancy equipment so have you produce a makeshift variant out of things like a sheet, or a poncho."
(Ashley 11/16/2007 7:02:42 AM)
|"It seems to work pretty good, but I think it could work better.
The problem as I see it is that you are limited by the surface area of the "net" your collecting with. I would love to see a "fractalized" version of this device to increase its surface area and allow for more contact to collect water.
This could easily be done using an "inverse Sierpinski triangle". Instead of cutting out the middle of a triangle, you should put another upside-down pyramid net there inside the first, creating more surface for the droplets to contact. Then repeat the process as much as humanly possible.
I bet you increase the efficiency of the device by a factor doing this."
(Polaris 4/1/2009 5:57:34 PM)
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