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Environment: Greenpeace guide to greener electronics

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Environment campaigning organization Greenpeace has yesterday published the 7th issue of its “Guide to greener electronics” that ranks the top 18 manufactures of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and game consoles based on their policies how to handle toxic chemicals and recycling of their goods.

In the latest version Samsung and Toshiba are leading the group with 7.7 out of 10 possible points for their policies on toxic chemicals use, e-waste amd recycling. While Toshiba took the crown this time for…

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Image: 1300 fluorescent tubes lit by overhead power lines

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An image of 1301 glowing fluorescent tubes powered only by the magnetic field induced by overhead power lines on a field in England.

More information and a DVD of this art project at “Richard Box web site”…

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Earthrace – the last run on its 2007 record attempt (Part 2)

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Earlier this year – in May – we had a chance to participate for a few days on the attempt of “Earthrace” to break the UIM world record for circumnavigation with their bio-diesel boat.
(this post a continuation of the post Earthrace – the last run on its 2007 record attempt (Part 1) )

We have (together with another company) sponsored their last leg on their attempt to break the world record during 2007. On their “web site” there is now information that their second run to break the record will commence in March 2008 from Valencia, Spain. Good luck with that…

While a lot could be said about the 4-5 days leg from Port Suez to Valencia we participated – one thing’s for sure – it was quite an experience.

We have not taken many images after heading out into the Mediterranean, but some of the pictures from the Suez Canal came out quite well…

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Data Visualization: 3-D Map of Air Pollution in London

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If you live in London air pollution is your daily companion. While it is believed that new measures like the Congestion charge have brought improvements to air quality in central London pollution remains a hot topic in the UK’s capital.

The 3D pollution maps were created by overlaying 3D models for London with pollution data and predictions. Data from the London’s air pollution sensors network together with pollution predictions from

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Advertising: Hip-Hop for Food

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What is getting one of Switzerland’s biggest companies (Coop) to ask the country’s best known and maybe most controversial Hip-Hop artist (Stress) to write a song for them and do a TV spot?

And this without prescribing the topic or other limitations put up.

… and then the whole thing becomes a great success and is shown multiple times everyday on TV.

It’s not exactly like 50 Cent would do a clip for K-Mart – (despite he might never consider this because of…)

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Earthrace – the last run on its 2007 record attempt (Part 1)

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There was a lot of press coverage lately on the “Earthrace” attempt to break the world record of circumnavigation for power boats with a bio-diesel boat.

It happens to be that we have (together with another company) sponsored their last leg on their attempt to break the world record. And we have just learn that “Richard Branson” now is considering to “sponsor another attempt” for the world record next year, so we thought we might still share some of our impressions and images of our time on-board during the run from Egypt to Spain…

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