Bill Gates Hosts Fair to Reinvent the Toilet [PICS]

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Though Bill Gates stepped down as head of Microsoft in 2008 to focus on philanthropy, he hasn’t left the realm of world-changing innovation.

Gates hosted the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Seattle, Wash. Tuesday and Wednesday, showcasing the designs and working prototypes of eight design finalists from around the world, who followed though on his August 2011 challenge to reinvent the toilet. The former Microsoft chief invited innovators to create a product that could function without water pipes, a sewer connection or outside electricity, while costing less than 5 cents per day to honor. The eight universities that presented at the fair received a cumulative $400,000 to develop their pro…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/16/bill-gates-reinvent-toilet-fair/

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