It may not extract water from thin air, but Ecosphere's recently unveiled Ecos Lifelink does promise to provide some much needed water filtration in a relatively easy to transport unit -- not to mention its own power source, with enough juice left over to turn the whole rig into a makeshift Internet hotspot. Of course, as you can see above, it's not quite ready to be deployed, but the company says that once it's up and running it'll be capable of pumping out 30 gallons of water per minute and provide wireless connectivity over a 30 mile range. If that's not sufficient, multiple units could be used in conjunction to provide electricity for a small village. Exactly when we might see a full-scale unit, however, remains unclear, with the company apparently still hoping to attract some interest from investors, recenlty showing off a scale model at the Cleantech Venture Forum in San Francisco.

[Via Inhabitat]

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Ecos LifeLink provides water, internet on tap