Evaporation-Powered Engines and Generators (video) Columbia University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Eva, the first evaporation-powered car, rolls along, thanks to a moisture mill - a turbine engine driven by water evaporating from wet paper strips lining its walls. Eva is one of the many devices created to harness evaporation energy. Credit Sahin Laboratory, Columbia University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.