Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Applied science

Maybe the idea of "applied" science is a bit of a buzz phrase...like "sustainable" or "green". But I think that it is pretty clear when some research or an idea comes along that has important implications for a community, area, demographic etc. That is why I would like to introduce this article (from Science) on fog harvesting. I believe that anyone can access this article though I am doing so through an university internet connection, so if you cannot, let me know and I would be happy to send it along (we'll save the discussion over public access literature for a later blog!). I'm becoming increasingly interested in water resources and think this is an interesting example of ingenuity...of course it also highlights how desperate the water situation has become in many parts of our world (and in Canada...).