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Media from around the world (including us) will be descending on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tomorrow to see the latest innovations in … toilets?

Yes, that’s right, it’s the highly anticipated “Reinvent the Toilet” event, where awards will be handed out for the best new designs. Joking aside — and trust us, there will be plenty of jokes — it’s a very serious problem and a challenge for global health, as the Gates Foundation explains in the video above.

Check back with GeekWire tomorrow for the scoop.

Update: Here’s my report from the scene: Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, from the user interface to the back end

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