Friday, May 16, 2008

Machine Turns Urine Into Drinking Water

ABC News: Machine Turns Urine Into Drinking Water: "Astronauts living on the International Space Station soon will take recycling to new extremes: They'll get some of their drinking water from the toilet.

NASA has spent decades perfecting a system to transform urine into water that can be used in space for drinking, food preparation and washing. Agency officials say the water from the system will be cleaner than U.S. tap water."