Game Cartridges Found Intact at E.T. Atari Dig

They exist! Excavators have found intact examples of the Atari 2600 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game, complete with cartridge, packaging, and inserts, and the folks at the dig say there are lots more to be unearthed. To see what's been uncovered, head on over to Kotaku. Read More >>

The Atari E.T. Landfill Excavation Starts Today. What Will They Find?

In 1983, the failing Atari video game company allegedly dumped millions of unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial cartridges in a New Mexico landfill. Ever since, game nostalgists have tried to track down the cartridge horde. Today, screenwriter Zak Penn and his documentary crew begin digging, and our friends at Wired got a sneak peek at the excavation. Read More >>

The Plan to Turn Jellyfish Into Nappies and Paper Towels

Of the many problems on Earth, here are two: there are too many jellyfish in the sea, and there are too many nappies in our landfills. An Israeli nanotech start-up called Cine'al says it has found the answer to both in Hydromash, a super-absorbent material made from the bodies of jellyfish. But why stop at nappies? Cine'al says jellyfish tampons, paper towels, and medical sponges could all be part of our absorbent future. Read More >>

£762m Lost Because We Can’t Be Bothered With Gadget Recycling

Research has found that one in three UK adults has chucked an old gadget straight in the bin, missing out on an average £43.54 that could've been had if it had been recycled. We are burning £43.54 notes through laziness. Read More >>