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Origami vending machine in Nikko shines light on disabled artists

Feb 13, 2018

Origami vending machine in Nikko shines light on disabled artists

A vending machine selling origami pieces created by residents with mental disabilities has been installed near the famed Toshogu Shrine in the popular tourist destination of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. The unit, a former cigarette machine refurbished with colorful patterns, has proved to be a hit ...

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Feb 13, 2018

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the ...