The Smartest Products of the Decade

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Exergen Temporal Thermometer and LifeStraw Water Purifier

Two simple devices that make a world of difference in the lives of children. The non-invasive Exergen temporal thermometer simply requires a soft rub of the forehead to record body temperature. The LifeStraw has even greater benefits. Roughly 1 billion people on the planet do not have access to clean drinking water, which leads to the deaths of thousands of children every day. The lightweight, portable, point-of-use purifier is a lifesaver, and along with the thermometer, an example of how inexpensive medical technologies can pay huge dividends.