X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

The Raincatch Raincoat Turns Rainwater to Drinking Water As You Go

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

I feel like an impending water shortage is about to hit Earth pretty soon. I mean, there’s a drought stricken town in Texas that’s going to be recycling urine soon for drinking water, for crying out loud. NASA even has their own urine recycler that’s also good to go.

Raincatch Raincoat

I get the whole thing with wanting to recycle water, but what I don’t understand is why a lot of scientists are going to great extremes in trying to turn urine into something that can be drinkable again. I mean, why not find better ways to desalinate sea water? Or better yet, develop something like the Raincatch raincoat that turns rainwater into drinking water on the go?

That’s right folks. The Raincatch by Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble isn’t just your normal old raincoat. It was actually made to collect rainwater and then purify it by passing the water through charcoal filters. The water will be stored in the shoulders of the coat and sipped via the straw near the collar.

Obviously the Raincatch is a concept for now, but it’s one invention I’d choose any day over the urine-recycling processes.

[Fashioning Tech via Dvice]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Why Sci-Fi Loves Dystopias

Why Sci-Fi Loves Dystopias

The Romanoffs (Teaser)

The Romanoffs (Teaser)

Making SNES Music

Making SNES Music

Advertisement
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept Wants to Race

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept Wants to Race

Jeep Wants to Roll Over the Mahindra Roxor

Jeep Wants to Roll Over the Mahindra Roxor

This 1979 Int’l. Harvester Scout II Will Orange Crush Your Wallet

This 1979 Int’l. Harvester Scout II Will Orange Crush Your Wallet