Scientists find way to make energy from air using nearly any material washingtonpost.com 16 points by eigenhombre 12 days ago
> But there are many questions about how to scale the product.
The tl;dr is that a material with nanopores in humid air can create a small amount of electrical current when the water molecules interact with the nanopores.
"The holes have a diameter smaller than 100 nanometers, or less than a thousandth of the width of a strand of human hair."
Air is full of stuff besides gases. Stuff that can plug holes. Was this tested in a clean-lab? Near a highway? In a restaurant kitchen? During pollen season? So ... how often do I have to wash these thousands of surfaces?