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inspired_goddess
 Canada
The Only Book You'll Ever Need! Printer Friendly Version
A pocket sized book, resembling a novel - with some important advantages... Instead of paper pages, the pages would be made of a thin, flexible, transparent plastic. There would be approx. 300 pages - small enough to carry around in any situation. This book would be digital. Tiny disks or microchips would be downloaded into a slot on the inner back cover, and the pages would magically turn into the pages of whatever book you downloaded - a Biology textbook, or War and Peace - any book in the world. If the 300 pages are not enough, there would be a "Continue" button the very last page, and when pushed, the remainder of the book would be continued from the first page...and so on, until the end of the book. For students, instead of carrying around heavy texts back and forth from school, they would carry this special book, and a small container of microchips or small disks containing their "books".
Reward: Save the environment - no trees need to be cut for these books! Less back strain from carrying around heavy text. Less waisted space in libraries and home bookshelves - more space for other uses. Very convenient, and practical! 

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Martin Wallace
 USA
Urban Waste Abatement Kit Printer Friendly Version
This would be a good project for an Environmental Science/ Education Student. The physical object is quite simple, but the institution of the system would require much research and involvement.
The actuall object: A backpack that holds a 32oz thermal mug, a set of flatware, and a lenin napkin.
The hard part: One would need to do a cost analysis comparison between cost of waste removal and landfill use to the cost of distributing such a kit to all citizens of any given urban area. My assumption is that it would be very expensive to issue the kits initially, but over time the city/ community would save money from waste removal and landfill usage. The idea is to cut back on paper and styro waste from restaraunts and convenieance stores by issueing every citizen his/her own set of wares. This not only would cut back on the amount of waste, but also on the amount of litter, so there would certainly be an aesthetic value to it also. Businesses may even chose to get involved by offering discounts to patrons who bring in their own cups/ forks/ napkins etc.
I live in a somewhat progressive community, and I've seen many of the indie kids in town allready doing this on their own. I think it is a lovely idea which large urban areas could really put to good use.
Reward: No reward expected. The reward would be inherent in the execution of the idea. If a reward is necessary, perhaps to bail me out of jail the next time I get arrested for peacefull, non-violent demonstration. 

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AaronBurns
 USA
Flexable Circular Rubber Springing Sling-Shot Printer Friendly Version
A sling shot that is completely round and made of a very thin, strong rubber, in any color, that is centered just like a Native American drum toy. Tied to a outer, plastic, round circle then, attached to a rubber sling with a plastic handle to hold onto for that added spring. You simply pull back on a rubber handle, attached to the back of the rubber circle center and let go. With the rubber center and the partial rubber handle you have twice the power in slinging objects that you trap in the center of the sling shot and when it is in the center of the sling-shot it is more accurate than the usual sling shot because it doesn't move from side to side but, just from back to forward which, will send it straight out instead of to the side, even slightly. This sling has two properties. It has the rubber, circular, center that will be extremely effective in shooting out anything fast and accurate and the partial, upper, handle that, attaches to the sling on top and a hard plastic handle at the bottom for maximum velocity and spring action. Easy to make, cheap and can be made to have different strengths so that, you could even make a weak one for kids in the house for nurf balls or shooting paper balls. You can even make one strong enough to shoot hundreds of yards. Many uses and for all ages.
Reward: Credit 

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