Genius Serving the Poor

MIT’s Guru of Low-Tech Engineering Fixes the World on $2 a Day

From impoverished Peruvian villages to MIT’s D-Lab, professor Amy Smith and her spirited team of engineers are on a mission: Fight global poverty and improve living standards for developing countries — one low-cost, accessible invention at a time.

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Amazing People Are Working Behind the Scenes to Help Us All

Major discovery from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution: Scientists mimic essence of plants’ energy storage system

In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn’t shine.