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Marissa Mayer
Photo: Gabriela Hasbun

Marissa Mayer

Photo: Gabriela Hasbun

CLOSE-UP: MARISSA MAYER

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Simple, Cheap and Portable: A Filter-free Desalination System for a Thirsty World

Suitcase-sized device makes seawater potable

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A black hard case contains a white device with beige layers with wires connecting to electronics on the top of the interior of the case.

The unit weighs less than 10 kilograms, does not require the use of filters, and can be powered by a small, portable solar panel.

M. Scott Brauer

APortable Desalination System Makes Water Potable—Without a Filter

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Can the Artemis Moon Mission Revive the Glamour of Big Tech?

It’s no wonder the tech centibillionaires are building rockets

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An image of an astronaut having moon soil fall from his hand.

NASA's planned Artemis lunar exploration mission could help burnish the image of big tech.

NASA

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Set up a hybrid teaching lab that offers professional-grade tools with seamless connectivity and productivity

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