Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

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LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a life-sized car made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks – and it runs entirely on air! The pair put out a message on Twitter asking for support to fund the Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP), and supporters quickly stepped up to the plate. The hot rod required over 500,000 pieces to build and, apart from a few load bearing elements, everything – including the air-powered engine – is made out of LEGO. Read the rest of Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air powered car , air powered engines , air powered motor , air powered vehicle , courd sourcing , crowd funding , lego car , LEGO driving , LEGO engine , LEGO hot rod , lego projects , LEGO vehicle , Raul Oaida , SAMP , Steve Sammartino , Super Awesome Micro Project

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

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Click here to view the embedded video. Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion trees are replanted annually worldwide. It does not take an advanced math expert to see that an annual deficit of 11 billion trees is not a sustainable trajectory. We need trees. Enter drones . Best known in recent years for their military applications, and as a potential means of parcel delivery, remote-controlled drones used to plant trees could begin to equalize rates of reforestation with the current level of deforestation. That is the idea behind Oxford, England-based BioCarbon Engineering ’s concept: counter industrial-scale deforestation with industrial-scale reforestation. Read the rest of Can drones plant one billion trees? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biocarbon engineering , deforestation , drones , drones helping environment , how can drones help environment , planting trees , reforestation efforts

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