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Third place in “reinvent the toilet” contest
A team of University of Toronto engineers are flush with cash as they continue working to build a better toilet.
The team — lead by Prof. Yu-Ling Cheng — has received a $2.2-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue designing a waterless, hygienic toilet for the developing world.
The 15-month grant comes after the team — which also includes researchers from Western University in London, Ont., and the University of Queensland — placed third in the Foundation’s “Reinventing the Toilet Challenge.”
Could technology really out boring teachers?
What do you get when you combine teacher evaluations, lame mood rings from the 1970s and one of the world’s richest foundations?
The answer: a $1.1-million project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fit students with mood bracelets to measure how well their teachers are engaging them in the classroom.
The bracelets work through “galvanic skin response.” In theory, sweat glands are controlled by the nervous system, so skin conductance may help measure emotional responses.