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Fractal inspired 3D printed lamp is powered by the wind

Critics have rightly wondered whether if there is¬†more hype than substance¬†to 3D printing. And while 3D printing has¬†grown up¬†and may very well be a disruptive technology that is heralding in a new age where supply lines, inventory and waste is reduced, it may also inadvertently¬†enable us to create more junk that we don’t need. So […]

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Why killing wolves doesn’t work

When humans decimated wolf populations, the idea was that farmers would no longer lose sheep and other livestock to the dog-like predators. But that horribly backfired, a new study has recently found. Looking at 25 years of data, a group of researchers from Washington State University found that more livestock died when wolves were getting […]

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Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature

    Intricacies¬†is a forthcoming book of collaborative illustrations between artists Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller. The black and white drawings of birds, intertwined anatomical studies, and other bits of wildlife stitched with hints of narrative were inspired in part by the rural landscape surrounding their small art studio in Michigan. Each illustration represents 30-50 […]

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An Owl Flying Straight into a Camera Looks like a Hovering Spaceship

British photographer¬†Russell Savory¬†captured this amazing shot earlier this summer of an¬†owl flying directly toward his camera. With its wings pulled back, it looks like a hovering two-eyed spaceship. Though don‚Äôt let the perspective fool you, Savory was shooting from a distance with a 600mm telephoto lens. Via:¬†thisiscolossal    

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Cookies Too Beautiful to Eat by Pastry Chef Amber Spiegel

      New York-based pastry chef¬†Amber Spiegel¬†has taken the artistry of cookie decoration to an entirely new level, creating edible objects that legions of online commenters profess ‚Äúguilt‚ÄĚ for wanting to consume, but not because of calories. The amount of time I would spend finding a recipe, mixing, completely ruining the first batch and […]

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Clean tech is better for economic growth than fossil fuels (take that, Big Oil!)

Anti-greens often try to make economic arguments against the big spring-cleaning that our civilization is going through. How dare we invest in¬†clean technology? Don’t we know that it’s bad for the economy! That all these green things will¬†always¬†be expensive, etc, etc… Sorry, did I spill some knowledge? Well, it turns out that investments in clean […]