The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called the new Windows 8 operating system scheduled for release next month “a very exciting new product” and “a very big deal” for the world’s largest software maker.
These aren’t your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal.
These aren’t your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal. They are part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation competition to reinvent the toilet for the 2.6 billion people around the world who don’t have access to modern sanitation.
Last week the Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were going to purchase 50 pounds of fake poop to use at their Reinvent the Toilet Fair on August 14 and 15.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced a gift Friday of $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington’s same-sex marriage law.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates have each donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting the state’s new gay marriage law, which faces a referendum vote in November. Zach […]
People are already joking it’s a good thing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t charging admission for its new visitor center, which showcases Bill Gates’ multibillion-dollar philanthropy, not his computers. But most people don’t know what to expect from the glass-clad public space in front of the new headquarters of the world’s largest charitable foundation. It opens Saturday, February 4.
Two of the biggest spenders on global health innovation are hoping that $38.5 million will be enough money to create a handheld device that doctors could use to diagnose patients far from medical labs.