Amy Smith and the low-tech solution

Craft & Design Energy & Sustainability

Have you seen the great work of Amy Smith? She operates D-lab nestled beneath the infinite corridor at MIT.

Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.

Amy and her students are creating low-tech technologies to benefit people who have little access to the systems many of us expect.

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2 thoughts on “Amy Smith and the low-tech solution

  1. Michaelc says:

    I wouldn’t mind a bit if Obama gave Amy Smith a few hundred million dollars.

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