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Five Eco-Ethical Coffees To Jolt You Into 2009

by Siel •

Picking a morning caffeine pick-up’s gotten confusing, what with the proliferation of certifications: organic, fair trade, Rain Forest Alliance, Utz Kapeh — not to mention all the self-certification schemes companies like Starbucks are trying to sell. To help you cut through the clutter, here are five eco-ethical coffees you can feel good about drinking:

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Loopwing Wind Turbine At Japanese Tradeshow

by Justin Thomas •

I first saw the Loopwing wind turbine last year. Lately, the company has been showing it off in trade show across Japan. There’s still no solid data on this turbine, but the design is certain intriguing — I’m keeping my eye on this one. Here’s what the Loopwing website says about the turbine: it’s a low-noise, low-vibration, self-stabilizing device. It …

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A Tofu Bear: Efficient

by Justin Thomas •

It’s a bear made out of tofu, and it feels like cashmere. Most bears are made with synthetic, petroleum-based materials. This one is spun with Soysilk, a by-product of tofu production. The bear has a home page and it’s available from Biltmore World Trade for $39. Story via Treehugger.

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Future Sonic Ears EM3

by Justin Thomas •

Universal fit design Outstanding bass response Outstanding vocal tone ComfortEar™ custom fit sleeves available (at additional cost – ear impressions required for this option) Great upgrade to similar systems Response: 20 hz to 20,000 hz Driver: FSI proprietary F/R Impedance: 32 ohm Sensitivity: 118dB Isolation: 25 dB Cable: 45″ standard Connector: Standard 1/8″ Stereo Gold Plug Accessories: Carrying Case (Pouch …