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Gates Foundation Looks To Reinvent The Toilet

The world's richest foundation wants to come up with an alternative to the 18th-century toilet. The current design doesn't meet the needs of 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation. The Gates Foundation is holding what it's calling the "Reinvent the Toilet" fair to showcase innovation. Entries in the science-fair-like event remove pathogens, operate off the grid, and cost just pennies a day.
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