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Glasses Made From Recycled Vinyl Records: Cool, Or Hipster?

Vinyl records and unneccessary, overly-large eyeglasses: probably just below coffee shops and typewriters when playing the Hipster Word Association Game. If you've ever wanted to combine those two staples, look no further: Vinylize is a company that upcycles old LPs into eyeglasses for the PBR-drinking masses. Read more...

Watch the biggest firework ever explode into a 2,624-foot ball of fire

You are looking at the biggest firework ever fired, weighing a total of 1,014 pounds ( 460 kilograms)—a new world record. According to NHK, it exploded over the city of Konosu—in the island of Honshu, Japan—into a breathtaking rosette about 2,624 feet (800 meters) in diameter. Read more...

This Is What a Philippe Starck-Designed Prefab House Looks Like

Noted Designer of Things Philippe Starck has tried his hand at jazzing up an item that's normally associated with near-violent levels of efficiency: pre-fabricated housing. Read more...

Mother Takes A Holiday: Selling Women's Liberation With Technology

The 30-minute 1952 film Mother Takes a Holiday was produced by the Whirlpool Corporation to sell washers and dryers. Whether it achieved this goal or not I really don't know, but it's a fascinating artifact of post-war techno-utopian thinking, slathered with a healthy dose of sexism. Read more...

A New York Times Photographer Seeks the Perfect Shot In a Sea of People

The New York Times Lens Blog recently posted this nice short doc on one of their photojournalists, Ozier Muhammad. It follows Muhammad around as he documents the climate march that took place in NYC in September. Read more...

Excellent one-minute short film is the grim version of Groundhog Day

Created by Spanish director Aritz Moreno and producer Leire Apellaniz, this 60-second short is the story a man who gets up and prepares some coffee. Or maybe he never gets up. It's like a dark, condensed version of Groundhog Day without the possibility of ever having a happy ending. Read more...

A Heartbreaking Portrait of the People Affected By California's Drought

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued some of the most sweeping citywide water reforms in history today, it included this haunting line: "Our major supplier of imported water expects to curtail supplies in the next 12 months."Show More Summary

Google Found a Vulnerability In the SSL Encryption That Keeps Data Safe

While it's not causing Heartbleed-levels of panic —yet—this news is a little disconcerting: Google has discovered a vulnerability in an older version of SSL, which basically keeps everything we do on the web protected. Read more...

This Nine Inch Nails Video Was Shot At The Scene of An Infamous Murder

The 1992 Nine Inch Nails song "Gave Up" is fantastic. But if you're at all familiar with the official video for the song, you'll know that it's a bit fucked up. The video was filmed at 10050 Cielo Drive — the Los Angeles home where actress Sharon Tate was brutally murdered by members of the Manson Family in the summer of 1969. Read more...

Get a glimpse into the new Toy Story short coming this Christmas

This is the poster for the new Toy Story half-hour television special that will air on ABC on December 2. The title: Toy Story That Time Forgot. It will feature the voices of Tom Hanks ad Tim Allen. More importantly, it's directed by Steve Purcell, the creator of the legendary Sam & Max. Read more...

Elephants can sense rainstorms from 150 miles away

Elephants are amazing creatures for a lot of reasons. The latest one to be confirmed by science? They can sense rainstorms from 150 miles away. What's more amazing is that researchers think they do it by simply listening to the sound of the air. Read more...

A Tiny RC Skateboard That Can Halfpipe Better Than You

Unless your name is Tony Hawk or your likeness has been featured in his endless series of skateboarding games, you probably can't pull a trick on a half-pipe as well as these tiny remote-controlled skateboards can. But that's ok, because if you stick to playing with these toys instead of the real thing, you're guaranteed to never break a bone—probably. Read more...

This Inductive Charger Makes Powering Up Your iPhone Beautiful

There are plenty of ways to do the two things that Spira does: Charge your phone and tell you the time. But there's nothing quite like the device that interaction design student Alice Robbiani has built to combine them—her inductive charger turns your iPhone into an interactive wall clock while it charges. Read more...

This Lego Land Rover Discovery 3 is perfection

I'm impressed with Andrej Kuzmin's Land Rover Discovery 3 build on so many fronts. From the super detailed display base to the attention to detail that is paid in the interior space, this build is so good that you have to look twice to make sure that it is Lego and not the real deal. Read more...

Watch a Man Direct Marble Quarry Excavators With Subtle Hand Gestures

At the Monte Bettolgi quarry in the northern Italian alps, industrial excavators crack massive blocks of marble out of the mountain. The sheer scale of the operation is impressive; even more so considering that one shirtless man orchestrates their movement with super simple hand gestures (minus a few fingertips). Read more...

You Can Finally Buy an Inductive Charger For Your Bosch Power Tools

We've known for months now that Bosch would be the first power tool company to offer inductive batteries and wireless charging technology. Well, now it's actually up for offer. The first of Bosch's wireless chargers and batteries are finally for sale online. And more are on the way! Read more...

1918's 48-Phonograph Sound System Was Way Ahead of Its Time

Before the rise of synchronized sound in the late 1920s, movie theater owners tried all kinds of different ways to get words and music into the movie-going experience. They brought in enormous orchestras, they built gigantic sound effects...Show More Summary

Taking Google Out of Glass Makes It Perfect for Hospitals

Google Glass might get you suspicious looks in a restaurant, but it could save your life on the operating table. Read more...

You'll Never Lose a Music Festival Schedule Temporary Tattoo

An opportunity to hear many of your favorite bands isn't the only reason to attend a music festival. There are other recreational activities to enjoy, but they don't always leave you in a state where you can remember who's performing next at which stage, where you left your schedule, or even your first name. Show More Summary

Scientists 3D Printed Self-Assembling Wood and Carbon Fiber

For the most part, our wood and carbon fiber objects are solid, inert, and boring lumps. They don't bend or curl—or at least, they aren't supposed to. But MIT researchers have created wood and carbon fiber specially designed to be dynamic,...Show More Summary

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