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Volvo ROAR Project Takes out the Trash

Volvo ROAR Project Takes out the Trash
Volvo is working on a slick autonomous vehicle¬†project with a Swedish refuse company that is aiming to automate the task of picking up your trash and taking it to the truck for dumping. The process…

Trashswag Proves That One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Trashswag Proves That One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
You know that table top and dresser you’ve been meaning to throw out for the past couple of years now? Someone could actually use that. And those old clocks and broken chairs? Someone out there is…
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GO Recycle Makes it Easy to Throw Your Garbage in the Right Bin

GO Recycle Makes it Easy to Throw Your Garbage in the Right Bin
If people still can’t get it right after you’ve color coded and labeled your trash cans to death, then what’s a designer supposed to do? Come up with an even better trash can in the form…

Sweep It in the Ductpan and Then Funnel It All Out

Sweep It in the Ductpan and Then Funnel It All Out
I’m not a very huge fan of dustpans. Or brooms, for that matter. But both are essential if you want to keep your floors dirt, dust, and hair-free. Maybe it’s the way I sweep or how…

Andrea Petrachi’s Cyber Sculptures: Bizarre Reminders of Our Wastefulness

Andrea Petrachi’s Cyber Sculptures: Bizarre Reminders of Our Wastefulness
Andrea Petrachi aka Himatic is the bizarro equivalent of that bad kid in the original Toy Story movie who enjoys torturing and destroying his toys. What Himatic does is create what he calls “cyber sculptures” out…

Trashed iPad and iPhone Found Using Mobileme

Trashed iPad and iPhone Found Using Mobileme
It’s every geek’s nightmare: mistakenly putting your precious gadgets into a bag and accidentally having them thrown out! This happened to Eric Boehs and he managed to use MobileMe to track down his lost iPad and…

3d Windows Trashcan: Takin’ Out the Trash Retro Style

3d Windows Trashcan: Takin’ Out the Trash Retro Style
Just like everything else these days, the MS Windows trashcan has been re-born in 3D. But you don’t need special glasses to see this one. The guys at Codeco basically took the classic trash can icon…

Dustbot Trash Collector: the Roomba’S Big Big Brother

Dustbot Trash Collector: the Roomba’S Big Big Brother
Co-funded by the European Commission, the $3.9 million (USD) Dustbot project aims to build a moderately-sized robot to navigate the narrow streets that garbage trucks can’t reach. Hey that rhymed! Nice. Anyway the pictures below were…

Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends for the Lucas Literati

Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends for the Lucas Literati
These most excellent bookends are the perfect addition to any Star Wars geek’s bookshelf. Inspired by the famous garbage compactor scene from Episode IV: A New Hope, these limited-edition hand-painted bookends flip that classic movie moment…

Build Your Own Tesla Coil

Build Your Own Tesla Coil
And some people think junk is just, well, junk. But to the more visionary among us, that junk could be anything. Anything. Even a Tesla coil, if you’re innovative enough. This DIY Tesla coil was built…

Recycle Your Old Batteries by Putting Them Inside Another Giant Battery

Recycle Your Old Batteries by Putting Them Inside Another Giant Battery
Here in Chicago, we just got started with a city-sponsored neighborhood recycling program. While they’ll collect and re-purpose much of your post-consumer waste, electronics aren’t on the pick-up list. But if you’re a gadget addict like…

Fullgarbage Alchemist: Japanese Sewage Plant Mines Gold From Sludge

Fullgarbage Alchemist: Japanese Sewage Plant Mines Gold From Sludge
Talk about making something from nothing: a sewage plant in Japan’s Nagano prefecture recently began mining gold from wastewater. The sewage plant is located in the town of Suwa, where there are “numerous precision machining companies,…

Gomibako for PS3: Like Tetris With Trash

Gomibako for PS3: Like Tetris With Trash
I love my PS3, and I love a good game of Tetris, but unlike Oscar the Grouch, I don’t know if I can say that I love trash. Still, this offbeat new game in the works…
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