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News: Aquaduct Bike Purifies Water As You Pedal 2008-10-09 13:42

from the arrive-thirsty dept.
Mike writes "Winner of the '08 Innovate or Die competition sponsored by Google and Specialized, the Aquaduct is a pedal-powered concept vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water. The design has massive implications for communities where safe and secure sources of drinking water are not readily accessible."

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen, and it's such a simple concept.  Wish I had thought of it.

I honestly think its dumb... but not because of its function but because of its look. Sorry im a visual person

I wonder if you could convert that to a hydro electric bike?  Then you could generate electricity, maybe just enough to charge batteries, and purify your water at the same time.

Yes the concept is 'cool'

As far as to question regarding the  generating of power to recharge batteries: Back in the 'dark ages' we had to ride bikes to school and part of the standard bike equipment was a Dynamo to operate the front and rear lights.
The small Dynamo which was depressed against the tyre to generate the electric current when required. 
 Can't see why such a system couldn't be used on either a road or exercise bike to trickle charge batteries for later use.


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