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Caption: Dr. Angela Belcher received the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for using lessons in nature to design environmentally-friendly batteries, solar cells and clean transportation fuel, among other inventions with both commercial and social value. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors an outstanding mid-career inventor dedicated to improving our world through technological invention, has been awarded annually since 1995.
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