Bamboo "Batteries"

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Instructables user hanlin_y did the math and realized that alkaline batteries are one of the most expensive forms of power that consumers can use. So he/she/it came up with a solution to power your parts even if they don't come with an AC adapter. With a wall plug, wires, and bamboo strips you can run your electronics off the grid; saving money and the environment at the same time.

If You Can't Buy It, Build It

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Wei Xinlong, a senior at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, built this for his girlfriend Sun Shasha. Methinks that if this is real and works well, the world is soon to see a whole new wave of tablet PCs.

These New Years Cycles Confuse Me

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Fun Fact: No-So-Handy Andy was also born on the year of the Dragon.

Hungarian Heating

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The Hungarian Forint is used in very large quantities ($1 USD = 218 Ft) so the government recycles a few tons of it every year. After shredding it and bundling it into bricks, the currency is shipped to charitable organizations to help with their heating cost.