Morning Cup of Links: Tweenbots

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Kacie Kinzer designed small cardboard robots with smiling faces that will move only forward and left them running around New York City. The question: would passers-by help the cute little Tweenbots get to their destination?
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These guys had to repossess a Prius from somewhere between Camelot and Middle Earth. Is that any way to treat a princess?

Try No Dig Gardening for Your Backyard Vegetables. Treehugger has an overview with links to other resources. (via Boing Boing Gadgets)
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Top 10 Ridiculously Common Science Myths. Of course, YOU already know the truth about these, don't you?
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LED clock made from an old hard drive. Groovy colors in recycled geeky goodness!
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Food stamps and child nutrition programs are expected to cost up to $900 million more this year because of increased ethanol use. Diverting the corn crop away from food affects the price of corn, corn syrup, corn starch, animal feed (and therefore meat) plus other crops that are displaced to grow more corn.
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The ways people dealt with summer heat before air conditioning also helped us get to know our neighbors. They don't build homes like that much anymore.

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April 12, 2009 - 11:59pm
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