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2010 Olympic Medals Made From E-Waste

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelOct 21, 2009 3:43 AM

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Not only are the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games trippy, they are made from recycled circuit boards. From Gizmodo:

The medals, designed by Canuck artists Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel, are made from the gold, bronze and silver reclaimed from old electronics. They're also laser-etched so no two medals are the same and feature an undulating design meant to invoke the landscape of Vancouver.

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Image: Vancouver2010.com

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