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Geneva based watchmaker, Altanus, has created the world's first biodegradable paper watch, including the LCD dial. The watch weighs in at a mere 11 grams (0.3 oz), is waterproof, shockproof, and tear resistant. (link)....

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In their February 28, 1974, issue, Rolling Stone magazine paired up Beat generation godfather, William S. Burroughs with glitter god David Bowie for a dual interview. At the time of the talk, Burroughs had only heard two of Bowie’s songs and Bowie had only recently read Burroughs’ Nova Express novel, knowing the writer through his...

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Billionaire Peter Thiel recently announced at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco that he will award 20 people less than 20 years old cash grants of $100,000 to drop out of school.The Thiel Foundation was created to help innovate the next generation of tech visionaries. He believes there is more value for the...

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Health workers trying to combat the Cholera outbreak in Haiti are using local cellular networks to send out free text messages to those in affected areas, giving them tips on how to avoid infection and telling them what symptoms to look out for. Text messaging and GPS is also allowing health workers to create real-time...

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Gaining a reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop-motion animation, Jan Švankmajer's surrealist approach has greatly influenced other artists such as Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Brothers Quay, and many others. Some of his most famous work includes his adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (clip above), Faust, Conspirators of Pleasure, Little Otik,...

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“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” —Steve Jobs In the room with him are enormous speakers, probably the best turntable that existed at the time, some records, reading material, a sitting mat, a...

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downtownfrombehind is a photographic project capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on every street, some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th in New York City. The concept is an environmental portrait for each street and its subject. The goal to highlight a unique set of individuals who have had an impact,...