Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

July 18, 2011 by  
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Real Life Wall-E Made From LEGO Mindstorms & Motors!

July 18, 2011 by  
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If there is something that we can be sure of, it’s that LEGOs really can be used to build just about anything. From computers and cameras to animals and robots , we’ve seen our favorite building blocks transformed in more ways than we can imagine. Now we have another impressive LEGO creation to add to our ever-growing list: a real life Wall-E robot. Using a LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit, Montreal-based creator Marc-André Bazergui created a robot that moves and transforms just like the real Wall-E, guaranteed to amaze kids and adults alike. Hit the jump to see more! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bot , canada , DIY , drone , homebrew , homemade , lego , lego mindstorms , lego mindstorms nxt , lego nxt , LegoMindstorms , LegoMindstormsNxt , LegoNxt , mindstorms , mod , modding , Montreal , nxt , quebec , remote control , remote controlled , RemoteControl , RemoteControlled , retractable , robot , robotics , transformable , transformer , Video , wall-e

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US Kids Targeted by ‘Fracking’ Cartoon

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Shale gas is viewed as a cleaner, cheaper alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Granted, unconventional gas burns 30% more efficiently than coal, but the process used to get it out of the ground is far from clean. Hydraulic fracturing , or ‘fracking’ has been causing quite a stir in the US in recent years, particularly in north-eastern states such as Pennsylvania as the dangers related to the exploration and development of shale gas have made their way into mainstream consciousness. Perhaps this is what prompted the $25 billion Canadian global oil and gas company, Talisman Energy to publish a 24-page coloring book for kids explaining the merits of shale gas extraction. Talisman is hoping to ‘educate’ kids on the fun and exciting world of fracking by introducing them to ‘Talisman Terry, your friendly Fracosaurus’. Read the rest of US Kids Targeted by ‘Fracking’ Cartoon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coal , fossil fuels , fracking , green design , hydraulic fracturing , oil and gas , renewable energy , shale gas , sustainable design , talisman energy

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Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

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5 Eco Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat

July 18, 2011 by  
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In the oppressive heat of summer, it often feels like blasting your AC seems like the only way to get any relief. But since that can be extremely energy and $$ consuming, did you know that there are lots of green alternatives on the market today? Read on for our 5 eco gadget picks that will help you keep your electricity usage low while keeping your cool factor high. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5 Green Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat , dyson , eco design , green design , green electronics , green gadgets , green gadgets to beat the heat , Green Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat , Greener Gadgets , solar powered gadgets , sustainable design

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