Click here and here to learn more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Fair/design competition. This page also offers insight into the organization's overarching mission to provide clean means of sanitation to the 2.5 billion people living without it. Also, everything you always wanted to know about synthetic feces but were afraid to ask.

 

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Behold, the solar-powered toilet of tomorrow
Last week, the Gates Foundation singled out the top john in a toilet re-design competition geared to improve sanitation conditions in developing areas. Here's a