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Coffee car grinds up Guinness world speed record

- September 30th, 2011

CoffeeCar


I’ve had coffee that’s been referred to as “premium” and “super-hi-test”, but this is nothing like that. A car powered on coffee, the same fuel that powers us up every morning, has recently broken a world land-speed record for a car running on organic waste, by cruising at an average speed of 66.5MPH (107 km/h), crushing the old record of 47MPH (75.6 km/h), previously set by a US car.

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Recycling gadgets for charity & profit

- June 3rd, 2010

Gadgets Recycling

One of the unintended consequences of the technological revolution we’re living through is the accumulation of gadget after gadget. We’re choking on high-tech junk, and we need solutions. Plus, it’s Canadian Environmental Week until June 5th, so let’s think green.

Fortunately, there are a couple of ways out of this modern conundrum, one of which makes you feel good about yourself, and one of which will actually make you some money.

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Rags To Computer Sleeves

- March 8th, 2010

Hello Rewind

Still can’t let go of that worn out Bon Jovi t-shirt you bought 10 years ago? Hello Rewind will help turn your favorite tees into a stylish computer sleeve. Now for the inspiring twist, the company’s goal is to fight sex trafficking so they hire former sex trade workers to make the stylish conversion happen; cutting out the design, sewing it up with batting, felt and velcro.

It’s a super easy process for you. First choose a laptop size (13″, 15″ or 17″). Hello Rewind mails you a pre-paid envelope to send your chosen t-shirts. Within 4-8 weeks, your computer will have something cool to wear.

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