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…Car-puccino runs entirely on coffee grounds?

Car-puccino

It’s not pretty, but this 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco, nicknamed the “Car-puccino”, runs entirely on coffee grounds, and goes to show that with enough determination, you can get a car to run off of just about anything.

The car is more proof of concept than actual gas alternative, since it only gets about three miles out of a kilo of ground coffee (56 espressos per mile), but it will manage up to 60mph on the freeway, and is expected to take the makers from Manchester to London on a few tanks of beans. (Though the 210 mile trip will take the equivalent of 11,760 espressos…)

Car-puccino Detail

If they can get the science down though, Starbucks just might have a new means of bean transportation.

[Via: Daily Mail]

…Super Mario Kart can be played in JavaScript?

Super Mario Kart

It might not be pretty, and you may only be able to race around the track forever against your two CPU opponents with no weapons or anything else to break up the monotony, but Nihilogic Labs has managed to create a working JavaScript demo of Super Mario Kart that includes three playable drivers and two different maps.

At this point, it’s just an experiment, and basically exists as a technical demo/proof-of-concept, but hey, it works, so go check it out.

[Nihilogic Labs – Javascript Super Mario Kart]

…lonelysandwich loved Macworld?

lonelysandwich

By now, if you’re a techie, you’ve probably read just about every Macworld post in existence.

However, lonelysandwich’s take on the whole event is a bit…different; so if you haven’t already stumbled upon his writing, then definitely check it out.

Will the MacBook Air play the role of the Cube? Is the Air a “conceptual shift in personal computing”? Is the Air a “proof-of-concept”, making data weightless and connectivity ubiquitous?

lonelysandwich seems to think so, so be sure to click through to find out why.

[lonelysandwich – MacBook Air]

Note: He also wrote a few other great Macworld wrap-ups, so be sure to check out:

[lonelysandwich – iPhone 1.1.3]

[lonelysandwich – iTunes Movie Rentals And AppleTV]

[lonelysandwich – GMaps Knows Just Enough]