How to save 51 billion lives for 68 cents with simple Engineering

By: Mark Rober

Published on Feb 15, 2017

Using the power of engineering and brilliant inventions to save lives!!! Great times collab-ing with Bill and Melinda Gates! You should check out the Gates Annual Letter here: http://b-gat.es/2lhhtmJ

Pre-order a paper microscope here- https://www.foldscope.com/order

Read the published paper on the paper centrifuge, its cool- http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016…

MUSIC-
0:15– The Ocean- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/
2:18– Sweet Tomorrow- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/
4:21– Berlin- Andrew Applepie- http://andrewapplepie.com/
7:54– Special song written just for me- Lincoln Hoppe, http://lincolnhoppe.com/

Summary: I met with Manu Prakash from Stanford to talk about 2 of his labs’ inventions the Foldscope and the Paperfuge. Combined these cost only 68 cents and they can be used to diagnose Malaria. Both of these are examples not only of simple, brilliant design, but of how engineering is used to make a positive dent in the world.

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Raising awareness for First World Hunger – with the Second Harvest Food Bank

By: VonWong

Originally published on Jun 5, 2017

 

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Pencils of Promise 400th School Dedication to Eva “Ma” Braun

 

By: Pencils of Promise

Originally uploaded on Feb 22, 2017

Read Eva’s story here: http://bit.ly/2lMxcOr

Today, we’re proud to let you know that, since our founding in 2009, we’ve broken ground on our 400th school! Yes, 400.

We celebrate the schools we’ve built together, the communities we’ve partnered with, the teachers we’ve supported and the students who are studying hard every day to get closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, we also remember one of the first members of our PoP Family—the woman who helped inspire a dream of building one school, which inspired a movement for global education. Today, we dedicate our 400th school in loving memory of Eva “Ma” Braun, who passed away in November 2016. For many years now, Ma’s journey of resilience has been a guiding light for our organization, and her inspiration has led us to impact more than 35,000 students in PoP classrooms.

Your PoP Family is forever grateful, Ma.

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You Are Why (American Heart Association)

 

By: American Heart Association

Originally published on Nov 14, 2016

You Are Why the American Heart Association gives thanks, for all of the ways you help us save millions of lives.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

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Benefits for Humanity: Know Your Water

 

By: NASA Johnson

Originally published on Aug 29, 2016

What if that clear, sparkling stream coming from the ground or a faucet were teeming with contaminants? How would you know?

Whether you live in some remote region of Africa, a high rise in New York City or aboard an orbiting laboratory in space, you need reliable drinking water to survive. You now can check the cleanliness of your water using the mWater app on your mobile phone.

This handy tool, based in part on International Space Station technology, provides a global resource available for free download as an app or usable via the Web browser version of the app on most smart- phones. Governments, health workers and the public all can make use of mWater to record and share water test results. During the first year of the beta release of mWater, more than 1,000 users downloaded it and mapped several thousand water sources.

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Mwater website http://www.mwater.co

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Kittens vs Robots

 

By: Big Cat Rescue

Originally published on Sep 25, 2015

Watch and see as the foster kittens battle with the BB8 robot. Check out their reactions!

Big Cat Rescue has fostered more than 250 cats and kittens for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Please adopt; don’t shop for your next pet. Check out http://humanesocietytampa.org/ or your local animal shelter.

BIG CAT TV is a close look into our day-to-day operations, the conservation efforts we support, and the 100+ feline residents of “Big Cat Rescue” in Tampa, FL. USA. Big Cat Rescue is an educational non-breeding sanctuary and a registered non-profit 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible!

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Victory! Sara Wolff Helps Pass the ABLE Act

 

By: Change.org

Originally published on Sep 8, 2015

Sara Wolff is a disability rights advocate, a law clerk, motivational speaker, and a board member of the National Down Syndrome Society. She started a petition on Change.org asking Congress to pass the ABLE Act, a landmark disability rights bill to help millions of people with disabilities save for their futures, which was signed by nearly 270,000 people.

The global movement for disability rights has more momentum than ever. Get involved: http://change.org/disabilityrights

Learn about the National Down Syndrome Society: http://ndss.org

 

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Janicki Omniprocessor: Turns Human Waste into Water and Electricity

 

By: thegatesnotes

Originally Published on Jan 5, 2015

Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and electricity. In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer.

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Modest Needs: One Act of Kindness

By: ModestNeeds.org

Modest Needs: One Act of Kindness from Modest on Vimeo.

Modest Needs is a national nonprofit empowering members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to workers and veterans who are at risk of slipping into poverty.

The word Philantropy just means compassion for people…

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Something to Believe In – Pencils of Promise

 

 

By: Pencils of Promise

Originally Published on Dec 19, 2013

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Whether you’ve educated one child or built a full school, you are now part of our story & family.

Purchase the book at amazon

 

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