Another news story from around the web, and this months edition of WIRED, is the story of a real-life minesweeper. Remember the childhood game? Massoud Hassani has created his own 7-foot version that he plans to use in his hometown of Kabul. With his plan, this simple child's toy may make the nearby desert safer with every detonation.
While it may sound complex, it isn't. Roughly 200 bamboo rods, plastic feet, and a heavy iron core are the only components. The wind does the rest. If only the business world could learn a lesson here. Not every great solution needs to be complex, expensive, or even invented.
Hassani's creation is also getting a lot of buzz from the art world. A documentary has been created which will be shown, along side the device, at New York City's MoMA this March.
Get Hassani's latest updates here, from his blog.