Everybody goes to the bathroom, everyday. It turns out there is a lot of useful information in our collective waste (urine specifically). From it we can measure things like drug use and even food consumption.
Dr. Mariana Matus co-founder and CEO of Biobot Analytics, is starting to work with public health officials to see what is actually happening with the population, starting with the opioid epidemic.
You can follow them on twitter @BiobotAnalytics.
The government is slow… when interacting with local governments it can feel like you’re using technology that’s outdated 10 years. My guest this week, is Catherine Geanuracos, CEO and co-founder of City Grows who is helping local governments modernize.
David Hertz is an architect and founder of Skysource the winner of Water Abundance X-Prize, was able to create water from air using 100% renewable energy sources, for under 2 cents per liter. They started with Skywater, which was able to take water out of the air, but it required humidity - what they won the prize for was WEDEW (wood-to-energy deployable emergency water), which is essentially a rainforest in a box.
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