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Not Your Ordinary Book: This Drinkable Book Filters Water and Saves Lives

This amazing technology can help save millions of lives – one page at a time


Water is one of the most important resources we need for our survival. A person can survive for at least three weeks without food, but can only last for a week without water – and that estimate even depends on the environment; It can be shorter than a week in harsh environments.

Although 70% of the earth is covered by water, we still face a water crisis, since an overwhelming proportion of the earth’s water is saline – hence not potable. Only 2.5% of the earth’s water is fresh, with a minute 1% of it accessible to us. Millions of people across the globe suffer from having no access to safe drinking water, which in turn increases the morbidity and mortality due to water-borne diseases. Majority of these water-related problems can be traced back to lack of access and pollution of water sources and in order to address these issues, waste water treatment plants and water lines need to be constructed, which may not be feasible in many poverty-stricken and geographically isolated areas where these are needed most.

This is precisely why this innovative technology created by Dr. Theresa Dankovich is a lifesaver. Dr. Dankovich, a postgraduate researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, invented the Drinkable Book. This is no ordinary book, mind you – the book contains information about water safety and at the same time can be used as a filter for water purification. Each page of The Drinkable Book contains antibacterial silver nanoparticle paper filters, which can filter 99.9% of biological contaminants out of dirty water.

Dr. Theresa Dankovich creates each page of the Drinkable Book herself…


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…and each page of The Drinkable Book can be used to filter dirty water


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When you finish reading the book, you can tear a page off and use it to filter drinking water


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Just place a page in the plastic holder…


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…then pour the water you want to purify


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Dr. Dankovich successfully conducted field trials of the book in Ghana, Haiti, and Kenya in partnership with Water is Life Organization. The book is currently not yet commercially available and additional funds are still needed for the project to reach the market. As such, they have launched a campaign in order to fund additional trials and production of more drinkable books, and if you want to contribute to the cause, you can visit their page here. Hopefully, this wonderful innovation can help provide safe drinking water to many communities across the globe.


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Source: pAge Drinking Paper/LinkedIn/Theresa DankovichThe Daily Good



Man Creates High Voltage Ejector Bed for People Who Are Too Lazy to Wake Up

An inventor came up with a brilliant solution to your biggest problem in the morning.


If you’re having trouble getting out of bed in time, then you probably need to get this equally crazy and brilliant invention created by Colin Furze.

After receiving an insane suggestion from subscribers in his YouTube channel, the mad engineer decided to create a bed that won’t take “snooze” for an answer.

The High Voltage Ejector Bed will literally throw people who are too lazy to get out of the bed to the sound of car horns and ringing bells. The bed has home-made pistons powered by ordinary domestic compressors that will launch its sleeping “passengers” up and off. For the cherry on top, Furze added some bright flashing lights as well as alarms enough to wake up sleepyheads.

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World’s First “Unstealable” Bicycle Breaks When Stolen

You need to break it in order to steal it…


Now cyclists don’t have to worry about their bicycles being stolen. Three young inventors from Chile came up with a brilliant solution that will prevent crooks from taking bicycles.

Andrés Roi Eggers, 23, Cristóbal Cabello, 22, and Juan José Monsalve, 24, were once victimized by bicycle thieves. This inspired them to drop out of college and design a bike that will actually break if anyone takes it.

The world’s first unstealable bike would actually deter thieves as the bike itself becomes the lock.

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Swiss Students Invent a Wheelchair Capable of Climbing Stairs

Students from Switzerland created a wheelchair that will help disabled individuals conquer stairs.

Meet the Scalevo – a wheelchair invented by ten brilliant students from Switzerland. Unlike traditional wheelchairs, this one provides users with greater mobility because it has the capability to climb stairs.

The Scalevo is a collaborative project created by eight Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with two Industrial Design students from Zurich University of the Arts.

The Scalevo is an electric-powered wheelchair capable of climbing stairs.

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