While we’re not literally able to pull much out of thin air, fresh drinking water is certainly a possibility.

The goal here is an awesome one: to create an alternative source of drinking water that could be used to help rural areas.

Nanomaterials are able to filter out water from the air and the hydropanel then separates the water.

While it may not be feasible to replace a town’s bad water, it could replace an old building’s drinking system.

“Water stress is a human condition,” Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water, told Forbes.

“We want to guarantee access to safe drinking water for every person in the world, and fundamentally change the human relationship to water.”

It’s also stretched into other countries like Mexico, where clean, fresh water is a struggle to obtain.