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Satellites Powered by Smartphones? Yep, and Cheap

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August 27, 2012
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The latest satellite would be the size of a coffee cup, and would be powered by a smartphone.


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The Cardboard Bike, the Latest in Green Transportation

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EFE (Aug. 16, 2012) — Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni has built a sturdy cardboard bike that he hopes will revolutionize the field of environment-friendly transportation par excellence, with a production cost of around eight euros. In addition to being cheap, the bike is lite, strong, water resistant and impervious to rust and can support up to 140 kilos.
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Hong Kong Battles to Kick the Ketamine Habit

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