Solar-powered rainbow machine doesn't create pots of gold, unfortunately

There's nothing quite like a rainbow: fleeting, beautiful and natural, they're a rare little surprise of beauty from nature. But why should nature have the last say on when a rainbow shows up?

That's the idea behind Michael Jones McKean's artificial rainbow maching, which uses reclaimed rainwater and sunlight to create rainbows. It "uses a series of high-powered jet pumps and custom fountain nozzles to spray water into the air, creating the conditions needed for a rainbow to appear." If you want to see this bad boy in action, it's set to be installed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska next June.

Via Inhabitat

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