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Segway Inventor Turns Attention To Water & Electricity for World's Poor

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Dubbed the Slingshot, Dean Kamen's washing machine-sized device produces 10 gal of clean water an hour on 500 watts of electricity. It uses heat to distill water-boil it, condense it and recycle the energy. The heat that it uses is captured from a new type of generator that, you guessed it, he's invented. In test villages, his 'Stirling cycle' generator supplied electricity almost continuously for 6 months using cow dung.

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