Saturday, September 3, 2011

Edmond Cardboard Boat Regatta floats fun

This is the third year for the regatta, which is held at Arcadia Lake. There were 32 boats racing this year, compared with 40 that took to the water last year. “Quite a few sank,” Self said. “It was just a lot of fun. It is the most fun event we have.”

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'World's first' cardboard vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner made mostly of cardboard, which the manufacturers claim to be a 'world first,' will be on display at consumer electronics and technology show IFA in Berlin.

The vacuum cleaner - called the Vax ev -was designed by student Jake Tyler of Loughborough University in the UK

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Creating a cardboard cathedral

In the aftermath of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February that rattled Christchurch, New Zealand, officials for the quake-ravaged ChristChurch Cathedral -- which had served as the city's centerpiece since 1864 -- have been working with Japanese architect Shigeru Ban to build a 700-person-capacity cardboard cathedral as a temporary replacement.

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