Tremendous success has been achieved in the developed world in the fields of science and technology. Although this has increased the standard of living and the quality of life of those who are relatively well off, unfortunately poverty still exists in many areas in the world and many of the poor are still suffering from lack of access to clean water, sufficient energy supply, education and much more. Something has to be done to reduce the gap between the success of science and the pervasive presence of poverty in the developing world.

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