Best Tech Stories around the web #254

This week: a portable and low-cost device that turns seawater into drinking water, a driverless social-distancing tram designed for hong kong, green sand beach to fight climate change, and Punchdrunk partners with Pokémon Go creators Niantic to create AR adventures.

INNOVATION

QuenchSea, a portable, low cost device that turns seawater into drinking water by designboom.com

Developed by a london-based start-up, QuenchSea is a portable, low cost desalination device that turns saltwater into fresh water. to do so, the apparatus combines a hydraulic system, a triple pre-filtration process, and a small reverse osmosis membrane to desalinate seawater into freshwater using human power only. at sea or on the coast, convert seawater into clean fresh drinking water instantly. Read more

DESIGN

'island' is a driverless social-distancing tram designed for Hong Kong by designboom.com

Designer andrea ponti has introduced ‘island’, a double-decker driverless tram for the city of hong kong in the post COVID-19 era. the innovative project is based on the concept of social distancing, and it incorporates industrial , transportation, public, urban design mobility and sustainability. Read more

QUERKY

Ever been to a green sand beach? The newest geohack to fight climate change by fastcompany.com

Project Vesta is conducting an experiment by spreading a green mineral on beaches, where its interaction with the waves will pull carbon from the air. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

Punchdrunk partners with Pokémon Go creators Niantic to create AR adventures by itsnicethat.com

The immersive theatre purveyor and the industry leader in real-world gaming aims to pioneer a new type of storytelling through live, interactive, “tech-empowered” experiences. Read more