Now THIS is innovation.
Sadly Reuters is stingy with their embedding, so click it here to see the "Liter Of Light" in action.
Here's my favorite part of this story: anyone could have come up with this solution. Seriously, if given a little time and focus, a fourth grader could've figured this out. The world needs more of this type of innovation; simple solutions to serious problems. On that note, I was recently able to witness a day of really excellent TED talks and I'll be putting up videos from some of my favorites in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned.