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Waste for Life: Making Trash Useful

One of the greatest challenges and sources of opportunity for modern engineers is thinking up ways to repurpose the waste material that pervades our planet. Many organizations are already finding clever ways to tackle this issue, and this week, we'd like to introduce you to Waste for Life, a non-profit coalition of students, designers and engineers who are working in South Africa and Argentina to upcycle waste into usable materials.

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If you're swimming in the surf this summer, don't expect to see a lifeguard from Baywatch racing to save you from a riptide.

Instead, your rescuer may be EMILY (EMergency Integrated Lifesaving LanYard): the 4 foot long robot lifeguard.

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