Gallery: Students Develop Revolutionary Device That Uses the Sun to Ste...


A long standing problem at medical clinics in the developing world, which are far away from power sources, has been how to sterilize medical instruments. Now, engineering students at Rice University have solved that issue by creating a device that concentrates sunlight to create a sterilization chamber. The sun-powered autoclave — a device that uses high powered steam to sterilize — could help prevent the spread of infection and illness in clinics around the world without access to proper sterilization tools.

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