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2014-03-26 12:23:19

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India KOHLER, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This next stage of the project takes the team and its two toilet units from Pasadena, California...

Bill Gates Chides Facebook Google Philanthropic Priorities
2013-11-04 08:02:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Renown philanthropist Bill Gates has been focusing much of his attention on developing and distributing a cure for malaria in poverty-stricken parts of the world. Other tech titans, too, have recently turned their eyes towards improving conditions in these areas by delivering Internet connectivity either through balloons or a complex system of data compression technologies and cheap broadband towers. Though Gates likely believes that...

2013-10-10 23:18:17

Bill Gates headlined the 2013 ACCT Leadership Congress, discussing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the future of innovation in higher education. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Nearly 2,000 community college trustees, presidents, and national and state leaders gathered at the 44th Annual Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress. The 2013 ACCT Congress was held October 2-5 in at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. "ACCT and...

Bill Gates May Be Pushed Out Of Chairman Role At Microsoft
2013-10-02 08:15:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report from Reuters claims some of Microsoft’s top investors are pressing the board to dismiss co-founder Bill Gates from his role as company chairman. This report comes as the company is looking for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer who announced his retirement late in August. Reuters’ inside sources say three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors are calling for Gates’ ouster. These investors, said the sources, hold more than...

Bill Gates Skeptical About Benefits Of Google's Project Loon
2013-08-09 05:55:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire Bill Gates is skeptical that Google’s Loon project, which seeks to bring Internet access to less-developed nations by floating broadband transmitters on high-altitude balloons, can materially improve the quality of life for people living in those countries. “When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you,” Gates...

2013-07-12 23:03:26

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the featured keynote speaker at the 44th Annual Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced that Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in...


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Bill Gates
2013-09-17 12:44:24

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, Born October 28, 1955 is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and Co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. He Co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009 — excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. In 2011 he...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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