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Title: Solar Fridges and Personal Power Grids: How Berkeley Lab is Fighting Global Poverty (LBNL Science at the Theater)

At this November 26, 2012 Science at the Theater, scientists discussed the recently launched LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) at Berkeley Lab. LIGTT is an ambitious mandmore »ate to discover and develop breakthrough technologies for combating global poverty. It was created with the belief that solutions will require more advanced R&D and a deep understanding of market needs in the developing world. Berkeley Lab's Ashok Gadgil, Shashi Buluswar and seven other LIGTT scientists discussed what it takes to develop technologies that will impact millions of people. These include: 1) Fuel efficient stoves for clean cooking: Our scientists are improving the Berkeley Darfur Stove, a high efficiency stove used by over 20,000 households in Darfur; 2) The ultra-low energy refrigerator: A lightweight, low-energy refrigerator that can be mounted on a bike so crops can survive the trip from the farm to the market; 3) The solar OB suitcase: A low-cost package of the five most critical biomedical devices for maternal and neonatal clinics; 4) UV Waterworks: A device for quickly, safely and inexpensively disinfecting water of harmful microorganisms.« less
Title: Solar Fridges and Personal Power Grids: How Berkeley Lab is Fighting Global Poverty (LBNL Science at the Theater)
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Publication Date: 2012-11-26
OSTI Identifier: 1041404
DOE Contract Number: AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Science at the Theater Lecture Series, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, presented on November 26, 2012
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Friends of Science
Subject: NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ; PUBLIC OFFICIALS ; INFORMATION NEEDS ; SABOTAGE ; NUCLEAR WEAPONS ; ENERGY SOURCES ; SPACE FLIGHT ; CLIMATIC CHANGE ; LIGTT ; GLOBAL POVERTY ; COOKSTOVES ; DARFUR STOVE ; REFRIGERATOR ; SOLAR
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2018-06-21