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We count on these unsung heroes of civilization every single day, and yet most of us never give them a moment’s thought. And yet, if we didn’t have pipes, or if they didn’t work well, we would surely notice the difference immediately. Our reliance on pipes goes beyond what flows to and from our kitchens and bathrooms. Pipes help to drain away water from flooded areas, and they help us to transport precious resources across large stretches of land. But they crack, they clog, they corrode – and they can be expensive and difficult to replace.
In this episode, we fight the blues by talking to another smart person doing an awesome thing: Dr. Mo Ehsani, an inventor and entrepreneur who’s using his expertise in pipes and pipe construction to help solve problems resulting from climate change and poverty in the developing world.
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