This Machine Turns Poop Into Drinkable Water

Water to wine? Yawn. The Janicki Omniprocessor turns human waste in sewer sludge into drinking water and electricity, in about five minutes. Here's how it works. » 1/09/15 2:47pm 1/09/15 2:47pm

Gates Foundation Will Require All Its Research To Be Freely Accessible

Do you believe that scientists should make their research open, so that anyone can read and learn from it? Then this news will make your day. » 11/21/14 1:20pm 11/21/14 1:20pm

The Toilet is Obsolete: How Science Is Redefining Waste

Today more than ever, politicians, engineers, researchers and citizens are actively seeking out ways to reduce our production of waste — everything from industrial byproducts, to old and outdated electronics, to human excrement. » 8/09/12 11:15am 8/09/12 11:15am

Bill and Melinda Gates want you to build them a new toilet

"That's strange," you might be thinking. "Surely the Gates can afford the very best that the wide world of toilets has to offer." And you'd be right — but that still wouldn't make their toilet that much better than anyone else's. In fact, odds are high that the Gates' toilet is probably pretty similar to your toilet,… » 8/19/11 8:00am 8/19/11 8:00am