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Making water out of thin air

Scientists in the US have created a form of technology that can extract water from the atmosphere, especially if the air is dry. It could completely transform how people access clean water across the globe. Professor Omar Yaghi from the University of California, Berkeley, told Newshour how the system works.

(Photo: Rain collects in the central South Australian region after a drought. Credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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