The Toilet is Obsolete: How Science Is Redefining Waste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are actively seeking out ways to reduce our production of waste — everything from industrial byproducts, to old and outdated electronics, to human excrement.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, my… » 8/19/11 8:00am 8/19/11 8:00am