Engineer Built Robot That Can Save Trillions Of Gallons Of Lost Drinking Water

Old and shabby faucet washers and gaskets create leaks in faucets frequently resulting in a waste of over 3,000 gallons of water per year at the rate of one drip per second. Water scarcity was the reason, the officials used to shut off the water once a week in You Wu’s community when he was growing up in China. After moving to the US about 10 years ago, Wu chose to study more about water scarcity and how to solve it. Now, this 28-year old Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate has built a robot that can save trillions of...

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