Bill Gates has been one of the greatest minds of our generation. He helped build Microsoft into the biggest software company in the world but his next project will not influence our personal computers but our bathrooms instead. Check out Bill Gates newest project below.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates thinks one of the answers to improving health is in the bathroom.
A year ago, his foundation issued a challenge to universities to create a new toilet, launching a worldwide effort to improve sanitation.
This week the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced who won the challenge.
California Institute of Technology was the big winner and was awarded $100,000 for its idea of a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. The United Kingdom’s Loughborough University won second place and was awarded $60,000 for a toilet that produces biological charcoal, minerals, and clean water. The University of Toronto in Canada garnered third place and $40,000 for a toilet that sanitizes feces and urine and recovers resources and clean water.