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Swedish Machine Turns Sweat Into Drinking Water 105

Posted by timothy
from the frank-herbert-smiles-from-the-beyond dept.
New submitter Taffykay writes "Swedish designers developed the Sweat Machine to drain perfectly good drinking water from sweaty clothes! PR Agency Deportivo has teamed up with UNICEF to show off the machine at the Gotha Cup youth soccer tournament in order to highlight how many people around the world lack access to basic drinking water."
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Swedish Machine Turns Sweat Into Drinking Water

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    ..Already beat them to it with their sugared urine.

  • Dune much? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Stillsuite?

    • by rossdee (243626)

      "Urine and faeces are processed in the thigh pads" Leit Kynes

      (or used to power your cellphone)

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Only if it came from Ikea.

  • Wow (Score:5, Funny)

    by vikingpower (768921) <exercitussolus@g ... om minus painter> on Thursday July 18, 2013 @08:13AM (#44316651) Homepage Journal
    So now we can actually make Red Bull drinkable ? Sounds like progress....
    • by h4rr4r (612664)

      We already had that. Just add vodka. That way you get to be drunk and not tired at all.

      • Re:Wow (Score:5, Insightful)

        by nedlohs (1335013) on Thursday July 18, 2013 @08:30AM (#44316779)

        Always mix uppers and downers. What could possibly go wrong!

        • by h4rr4r (612664)

          You might have a good time?

          I am not suggesting drinking a case of redbulls and a handle of vodka here, but 3 of them are not going to kill you.

          • by jkflying (2190798)

            Yeah, it won't kill you, but the behaviour 3 vodka/redbulls induces might cause you to kill yourself.

      • We already had that. Just add vodka. That way you get to be drunk and not tired at all.

        Red Bull may be the only substance known to man which has its flavor improved by adding alcohol.

        • by plover (150551)

          Red Bull may be the only substance known to man which has its flavor improved by adding alcohol.

          Ugh. To this day I can't smell Red Bull without fighting the urge to vomit (again), and I quit drinking several years ago.

    • They said sweat, not urine.

  • by TheCarp (96830) <sjc@nospAm.carpanet.net> on Thursday July 18, 2013 @08:14AM (#44316661) Homepage

    So how long before I can haz sillsuit?

    Seriously, that is what everyone else is thinking right? I fully expect in the time I typed this that this story has gone from 0 comments to about 4 people beating me to mentioning stillsuits.

    • by ciderbrew (1860166) on Thursday July 18, 2013 @08:16AM (#44316683)
      I was thinking how sorry I feel for the guy that tested the prototypes.
    • by Sparticus789 (2625955) on Thursday July 18, 2013 @08:20AM (#44316707) Journal

      It's going to be a Kickstarter. And if you pledge $200, you will get a free pair of blue contact lenses, along with your still suit. A pledge of $1,000 will get you a crysknife with holster.

      • by Zembar (803935)

        The scary part is that if they looked anything like the ones in the David Lynch movie adaptation, I'd back that project in a second.

      • by rwise2112 (648849)

        It's going to be a Kickstarter. And if you pledge $200, you will get a free pair of blue contact lenses, along with your still suit. A pledge of $1,000 will get you a crysknife with holster.

        I'd want the personal shield too.

    • I count four comments referencing the stillsuits prior to yours, but one of those is a reply to another comment that referenced them and came five minutes after you, so that doesn't count.

      Your estimate was off by one. Close.

    • by TheCarp (96830)

      Ok 2, I wasn't too far off, now that I have skimmed the article, 2 thoughts:

      1. This doesn't get us any closet to stillsuits. Therefore, since they got my hopes up, and I am now dissapointed, I am firmly against this sillieness. Don't they realize what harm they are causing by getting people's hopes up?

      2. I couldn't help but think that the picture of the sweaty girl in a tank top didn't actually add anything to the story except a little eye candy. I mean, maybe the author/editor/layout person is a friend of

      • by TubeSteak (669689)

        2. I couldn't help but think that the picture of the sweaty girl in a tank top didn't actually add anything to the story except a little eye candy.

        Fact: If you wanted more people to RTFA, you should have lead with this.

  • The Swedish sweat their sweaters sweetly.
  • by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Thursday July 18, 2013 @08:32AM (#44316805)

    Turning sweat into drinking water is lame. I drink straight from the source! - Edward “Bear” Grylls

  • I wonder if you could do anything interesting with it using fermented corn mash
  • ...so I guess this make sense!
  • Sweat is processed in pockets here and here, urine and excreta on the thighpads here. With a properly maintained stillsuit you may survive for weeks, even in the deep desert.

  • Let's thank Nestle [prisonplanet.com] for that as they drain our rivers and aquifers dry while the rest of us are being rationed.

    There's plenty of water. It is the corrupt business of distribution that is causing any shortages. Same goes for food and energy.

  • by Kidbro (80868) on Thursday July 18, 2013 @09:34AM (#44317453)

    That's Gothia Cup [gothiacup.se], not Gotha Cup. TFA has it wrong as well.

    Horrible event, btw. The city is filled with thousands of smelly little football playing brats, making transportation all but impossible.

  • by PPH (736903) on Thursday July 18, 2013 @10:16AM (#44317895)

    If its the model in TFA photo, no processing is necessary. I'll drink it as is.

  • It's reported one of the betaq testers said, when asked how well it worked: "hey, no sweat!"
  • Who can turn away the Angel of Death? What Shai-hulud has decreed must be.

  • You wear this Sweat Machine in desert fashion. Who taught you to do that ?
  • is if they can turn Coors Light into something fit to drink. :P

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