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BetaBoston

MIT researchers have released a report evaluating solar lanterns in Uganda, writes Nidhi Subbaraman for BetaBoston. The group is developing a model to assess products designed for the developing world with the goal of helping organizations “as they make purchases for relief efforts.”

Arab News

Arab News reports on MIT’s establishment of the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab. The lab will, “focus and coordinate MIT efforts to help find sustainable solutions for the scarcity of worldwide water and food supplies,” Arab News reports.

The Tech

Tech reporter Austin Hess writes about the new Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab. Prof. John Lienhard, tapped to direct the lab, tells Hess that, “interest in water and food sustainability is strong.”

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe’s Tracy Jan reports that MIT has been awarded $25 million by the U.S. Agency for International Development to aid in a new effort aimed at using science and technology to assist developing countries.

Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal reporter Mary Moore writes that the, “Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday that it is expected to receive $25 million from the United States Agency for International Development for a new anti-poverty project.”

Science

Science reporter Erik Stokstad writes about the U.S. Agency for International Development’s announcement that a select group of universities, including MIT, has been awarded grants to create “development labs” aimed at improving health and reducing poverty in developing countries.