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Teens' solar tent for homeless pops up at MIT young inventors' conference

About a dozen teenage girls in a California school district invented a solar-powered tent that folds into a backpack to help the homeless in their community. Recruited by DIY Girls, a nonprofit that teaches girls from low-income communities about STEM, they won a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program to develop the invention and will present it today at an MIT conference.

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