The sun rises from the sea in Shanghai’s Jinshan district. Photo: Xinhua

Sun + sea = drinking water? Chinese scientists have the answer

Researchers use nanotech material to harness power of the sun and produce nearly 1.5 litres of fresh water per hour

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The sun rises from the sea in Shanghai’s Jinshan district. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.