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This sustainable solar oven allows rural communities to cook without coal or firewood

A new solar cooking design aims to replace traditional - and hazardous - wood or coal-burning methods. Image: Reuters

K.E.D. Coan

Science Writer, Freelance

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Experimental set-up of the solar cooking device.
A solar cooking device, consisting of: 1. Cooking box, 2. Data acquisition and solar tracking control unit, 3. Parabolic collector/reflector, 4. Stepper motor, 5. Solar panel connected to battery. Image: Clement A. Komolafe/Frontiers Science News

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