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DIY Recycled Washing Machine Lamp!

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You know what I like about the artists who recycle electronics to make something new?  That they can make something so modern and stylish-looking like this DIY recycled washing machine lamp!

Alex Kovatchev, a European designer has taken out-of-comission washing machine drums and turned them into fashionable lamps.

The lamps feature one used washing machine drum and because of their stainless steel, perforated build and circular design – are quite a sigh

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Solar Tuk Tuk On Its Way!

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Tuk Tuk, basically a bicycle that can transport passengers, is probably the most popular transportation in Thailand and many parts of South America.

Well, here’s an innovative idea, a “solar” Tuk Tuk, that can provide the driver with some extra “oomph”.

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Solar Panel Hack – How to Build Your Own Custom Solar Panels!

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For those of you looking for alternative solar energy that you can actually use for re-charging/powering your gadgets and whatnot, you might want to take a look at this guide that a college engineering student made during his experience of making a custom solar panel for his latest project.

Currently I’m a college student studying computer engineering, and this summer while I was on break I decided I wanted to learn more about solar energy and how to build a solar panel from scratch. My main

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Where does Oil Come From? Where does Oil Go?

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Here’s a rather interesting chart that shows where the world oil comes from and where it goes.  Of course, this points out that a good majority (over 25%) of U.S.’s oil comes from its offshore drilling.  Not that they should keep doing that though, I hope they clear that BP mess up soon and start finding alternative ways for energy.

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Mattress DIY – How to Make a Circle Memory Foam Mattress!

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For those of you who are about to throw away your old memory foam mattress, don’t as there’s ways to salvage it and re-make it into a custom-fit circle mattress or even a custom sofa.

In this Instructable I’ll show you how I made my foam mattress round from one side, and also made the support it had underneath match the mattress. I don’t know how to modify a normal bed frame to match a custom mattress, my bed support comes from a construction site’s lifting pallets.

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Kevin Costner’s Oil-Water Separation Machine could Help Clean the Oil Spill!

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Check out this video demo of Kevin Costner’s brother’s company that makes oil-water separation machines that could help clean the oil spill.

The technology was created by Costner’s brother, with the actor pumping in $20m over 15 years. While 40,000 barrels worth of oil is leaking into the gulf of Mexico each day, the V20 machine can clean up 200 gallons of water a minute.

Sounds pretty promising, they should make a larger version of this device, perhaps 100 times bigger, than it

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Plastic Hack – How to Make Plastic Molding from Plastic Bags! [RECYCLE]

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Here’s a rather cool “plastic” hack that involves making plastic molding from plastic bags.  Best of all this method doesn’t involve any plastic “burning”, good for the environment plus it won’t get all messy.

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Homemade DIY Wind Turbine!

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These nice young folks in Ecuador have built their own homemade DIY wind turbine, looks awesome and what a great way to create energy!

We wanted to make a wind turbine from easy-to-find materials and using simple tools. The rationale for this is that the generator should be easily reproducible by anyone. This also meant making sure the Ecuadorians could find all the materials locally so they could easily remake it, should they want to (and they should!). Finally, we are not experts and do not have access to a super advanced machine shop, so keeping it simple (stupid) was the

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Recycled Can Tab Handbag!

For those of you seriously wondering what in the world you are going to buy your mom, take a look at this nifty handbag, all made from recycled can tabs.   I think this is a great way to raise awareness for people to re-use, re-cycle, and re-make.

“Keep tabs” on the environment while making a statement with this eye-catching Recycled Soda Can Tab Shoulder Bag conversation piece!  Artfully hand-crocheted using nylon thread and soda can tabs, our stylish “eco-chic” products takes recycling to the next level by raising awareness of environmental preservation.

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What Would Happen if Earth was Hit by an Asteroid? [HD Video]

Have you ever wondered what would happen to planet Earth if we were to be hit with an asteroid?

This HD video shows you what it would be like, although I sorta doubt that asteroid would actually make it through the atmosphere.

What do you think?

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