Clean water with crystals

Cara Doherty has a vision for a new manufacturing industry for Australia. She works with crystals that are packed with … nothing.

They’re highly porous sponges—down to a molecular level—and can be customised to absorb almost any molecule.

Her crystals could transform water filters, batteries and medical sensors, and clean up carbon emissions.

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