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Amy Smith:
Amy Smith deelt eenvoudig, levensreddend design

TED2006 · 15:06 · Filmed Feb 2006
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Amy Smith: Amy Smith deelt eenvoudig, levensreddend design
15:06 · Filmed February 2006 at TED2006 · Subtitles available in 14 languages

Rook van kookvuren binnenshuis doodt jaarlijks meer dan 2 miljoen kinderen in de ontwikkelingslanden. MIT-ingenieur Amy Smith legt een opwindende, maar eenvoudige oplossing uit: een manier om restproducten van landbouw om te vormen tot proper brandende kool.

inventor, engineer
Amy Smith designs cheap, practical fixes for tough problems in developing countries. Among her many accomplishments, the MIT engineer received a MacArthur "genius" grant in 2004 and was the first woman to win the Lemelson-MIT Prize for turning her ideas into inventions. Full bio
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