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This tower sucks up smog, turns it into clean air, and filters out the smog particles so they can be turned into diamonds. How cool is that? Dutch artist Daan Roosengarde came up with the idea while he was in Beijing. The smog was so thick he could barely see the city, so he set out to build the largest air purifier in the world. This tower takes in 30,000 cubic meters of polluted air per hour, leaving behind gross, sooty particles — 40% of which was made of carbon. Compress carbon, and you get diamonds! Daan has even created a couple engagement rings out of the smog. “It’s all about connecting new technology with creative thinking,” says Daan. “If you start thinking about that, there is so much you can imagine, so much more you can do.” To learn more, visit go.ted.com/smogdiamonds

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2017.11.22. 22:35
Best idea in the world! Milan needs this!!


2017.11.23. 01:48
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?


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2017.11.23. 20:31
@candancechu this is incredible


2017.11.24. 02:58
New Delhi needs it badly


2017.11.24. 05:17
So cool! @pajmanly


2017.11.24. 13:30
Absolutely amazing!!!


2017.11.24. 19:55
So love this


2017.11.24. 20:41
I Iove this here technology! Turning smog into diamonds? I’m in ! Is Daan single or...


2017.11.24. 21:21
Heyyy I post motivational quotes if u wanna check them out💕 I luv  making people smile so that's what I am trying to do❤ would luv ur support 😊


2017.11.24. 23:33
Need this in Delhi...


2017.11.25. 04:06
Luv it


2017.11.25. 05:45
Delhi and other state governments should look into this


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2017.11.25. 17:10
follow me and back thanks big liked photo and vidio thanks everyone


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2017.11.25. 23:02
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2017.11.25. 23:30
@rosannee @wesley.de.lange dit zie ik jullie gewoon createn, ik zeg het je over 10 jaar ....


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2017.11.26. 05:43
Hey I love your work!


2017.11.26. 16:42
Amazingly creative...😲


2017.11.26. 17:06
Beautiful 💙❤️


2017.11.27. 01:16
This is the air purifier I was talking about being used in China. That should be placed in Delhi @therealvamsee @kevjlin


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2017.11.27. 07:21
Nice! Keep it up!


2017.11.27. 08:34
@sherene83 yes for sure


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2017.11.28. 21:24
If you are an entrepreneur you will love our last post 🔥


2017.12.01. 08:33
Something for Prishtinë right, @shpend34? And maybe for the regions in Kosovë where are mostly polluted and create smog.


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2017.12.04. 09:45
Delhi needs this


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2017.12.05. 21:29
#China needs this


2017.12.08. 04:41
I have a Machine he needs to work on


2017.12.09. 16:32
@lismellow see that


2017.12.09. 18:04
@priscilakalil adorei!!!!



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