Washington: A Princeton University grad student has discovered a way to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog.
Michael Thomas said that it`s an ancient Incan technique that they`ve implemented and used new resources.
The Incan method of water collection used cotton material to soak up moisture on top of some of Mexico`s highest mountains.
Thomas uses an intricate system of polyurethane mesh nets to capture moisture from the air in New Jersey, Fox News reported.
He and two of his fellow Princeton students started a company called "Phogwater."
He says fog water is so abundant that it may one day help solve water shortages in some of the driest areas on the planet.
In addition, he says, it`s also some of the cleanest drinking water around, as it doesn`t come from any ground water source but comes directly from the clouds, so there`s no contamination at all and there are no particulates.