One episode of the Bionic Woman equals clean water for 300,000 African Families

Here is one of two cranes outside the Michael Smith Laboratories right now.


Apparently, there is a lot of jumping in the “Bionic Woman” television show. Anyway, they’re also shooting in my lab right now, but I promised not to show pictures until the episode airs (in apparently 2 to 3 weeks).

But get this – each episode costs around $5 million dollars! Wow, talk about inequity. How many here can talk about being funded by even an academic research grant of that stature, and nevermind the math you can do with regards to the Millennium Development Goals.

Crazy. Just crazy.

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