Can the energy of children at play be recycled? A device called the PlayPump is doing that in sub-Saharan Africa. A small merry-go-round invites children to do what comes naturally, and as they play the turning acts as a pump bringing sub-surface water to the surface. One solution to the worsening problem of clean water shortages in the developing world.


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