Why Did The Policeman Cross the Road?

By Stevyn Colgan

Not so much police intelligence as intelligent policing

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Water, great!

Forget constantly stopping to refill your water bottle on long bike rides. A designer has come up with a new way to quench your thirst on the go.



Kristof Retezár, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, has invented a little thing called Fontus -  a self-filling water bottle for your bicycle.

According to Retezár, This device collects the moisture contained in the air, condenses it and stores it as safe drinking water. It's powered by solar energy and can yield up to half a liter of water per hour if you're riding in the right amount of sunlight.

Retezár says he was motivated by the idea of bringing clean drinking water to those who have little or no access to it and must rely on bicycles as a primary source of transportation, The revolutionary idea is in the running for a James Dyson award.

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Comments

Craig Lewis
 Craig Lewis says:

Great stuff :) I spotted this other bike innovation story just this morning - make a bike unstealable (or rather, not worth stealing) by using the frame itself as a lock. To steal it would be to break it :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pWYu8t5o4o

posted 17th November 2014

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