A group of researchers from the University of California and MIT developed a small device that uses solar power to extract water right from thin air. Using special materials this device would be capable of producing 2.5 to 2.8 liters of water in a 12 hour period. It can also work in conditions where the humidity is as low as 20 percent. The special materials that are used are called MOF, which stands for Metal-Organic Frame. This new device has the same effect as a dehumidifier. The MOF acts as a molecular sponge which captures and stores specific liquid particles and gas.

While most scientists would say this is just the prototype, you could definitely tell that they’re on to something and hopefully with this incredible machine it finally brings an end to the global water crisis.