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Lockheed Martin engineers say they've found a more efficient and cost-effective way to turn saltwater into clean water. The development uses thin carbon membranes with nanometer-large holes to filter the saltwater with less energy. The development means countries would no longer have to build expensive desalination stations. Officials say access to clean water is a global security issue, pushing defense contractors such as Lockheed to find ways to increase access to it.