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MIT Scientists Develop Superabsorbent Hydrogel: A Potential Solution to Global Water Scarcity

In an environment as parched as the desert, a superabsorbent hydrogel developed by scientists has demonstrated an impressive capacity to draw vast amounts of water from the atmosphere. This could potentially resolve the long-standing issue of unequal water resource distribution.

As environmental conditions shift and climate change intensifies, the strain on global water and energy resources is escalating. According to UNICEF, almost two-thirds of the world's population endure extreme water scarcity for a minimum of one month each year.

While searching for innovative moisture-capturing materials, the team at MIT zeroed in on "hygroscopic hydrogels". These are. . .

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