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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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2017.11.20. 21:50

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@eliaanbee

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

@allexrazvan

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?

@mantracoldpressed

2017.11.23. 14:10
✌🏻📷✌🏻

@its__kk

2017.11.23. 20:31
@candancechu this is incredible

@kamble030

2017.11.24. 02:58
New Delhi needs it badly

@penjoyce

2017.11.24. 05:17
So cool! @pajmanly

@carli.brooke

2017.11.24. 13:30
Absolutely amazing!!!

@karen_newby369

2017.11.24. 19:55
So love this

@ohelleyou

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

@malifeboost

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 😊

@abhiram_koroth

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

@sharonlambert.sl

2017.11.25. 04:06
Luv it

@binadesai

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

@constanzeekstrom

2017.11.25. 10:56
Amazing

@peles_about

2017.11.25. 15:47
Amazing!

@itsky_warth7

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

@oliver.daniels

2017.11.25. 22:41
❤️

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2017.11.25. 23:02
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@eva.schotanus

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

@songwriterpendrick

2017.11.26. 00:25
🙏🏾🙌🏾

@walkingredglobal

2017.11.26. 05:43
Hey I love your work!

@manav_pansari

2017.11.26. 16:42
Amazingly creative...😲

@sinup.co

2017.11.26. 17:06
Beautiful 💙❤️

@sherene83

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

@movementwithjd

2017.11.27. 02:56
Awesome!

@aries.lqd

2017.11.27. 05:22
😱😱😱😱

@amytensix

2017.11.27. 07:21
Nice! Keep it up!

@therealvamsee

2017.11.27. 08:34
@sherene83 yes for sure

@sandrakemal

2017.11.27. 08:41
👍👍👍👍👍

@jarlem_junior

2017.11.28. 04:19
Cool

@peekaboomediaco

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

@betinebaleci

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

@ferghe

2017.12.02. 15:17
#dope

@rohitsensharma

2017.12.04. 09:45
Delhi needs this

@kuldeep270

2017.12.04. 10:38
@narendramodi

@ibginstitute

2017.12.05. 21:29
#China needs this

@recycle2riches

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

@priscilakalil

2017.12.09. 16:32
@lismellow see that

@lismellow

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

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