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A Music Video for the Internet: Spirit Guide's 'Holo C'

"Holo C" (directed by CGI shaman Theo Anthony) preserves the coiled energy of a trance build in amber—a tactile synth riff slips through a frictionless environment while Martine's falsetto rides a fluid quasi-dembow groove.
Videodrome
2.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Neil Armstrong: The Ohio Years

_Awooooooooooo_. Also: Lorne Michaels is apparently having some serious _Kids In the Hall_ flashbacks lately. h4. Connections: * "Soooo Cute: Stop-Motion Film Marcel the Shell With Shoes On":http://motherboard.vice.com/2010/8/28/soooo-cute...
Videodrome
1.26.12
Motherboard Blog

Don't Even Think About Stealing Oman's Moon Rocks

How's this for a treasure hunt? Deep in the heart of the deserts of Oman, scientists and prospectors are on the hunt for meteorites worth millions of dollars. It's a hell of a job wandering through the desert in search of specific rocks amidst a sea of...
Videodrome
1.23.12
Motherboard Blog

Enjoy This Lost Episode of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: "The Meat Planet"

Oceans of liquid meat. An atmosphere of corrosive flatulence. Lovely, melted pork in vast amounts.
Videodrome
1.20.12
Motherboard Blog

The International Space Station Passed over Stormy Africa with a Video Camera

Isn't it wonderful that astronauts these days seem to always have a camera handy? This particular pass was taken over central Africa, from southeast Niger to the South Indian Ocean, southeast of Madagascar. Not only does it come complete with lightning...
Videodrome
1.19.12
Motherboard Blog

India is the Next Frontier in E-Wastelands

We all know "China is host to a number of e-waste dumping grounds":http://motherboard.vice.com/2011/5/31/your-old-laptops-are-killing-people-in-china--2, but it isn't alone. India is also being crushed under millions of tons of electronic garbage. Some...
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1.19.12
Motherboard Blog

City Life Dulls Your Fear of Animals, and That's Hurting You

From a Times "piece":http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/05/weekinreview/nov-28-dec-4-a-natural-longing-for-nature.html about "The Biophilia Hypothesis" by Edward O. Wilson, who coined the term biophilia, and Stephen R. Kellert: bq.. According to the...
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1.10.12
Motherboard Blog

Brett Domino: "Last Christmas"

George Michael's classic doesn't have anything to do with Christmas but is probably "the most covered":http://www.last-christmas.com Christmas song of the 1980s. This version is by Brett Domino, who appeared in "our documentary":http://www.motherboard...
Videodrome
12.25.11
Motherboard Blog

"Japan's Killer Quake" is the Finest Reporting on 2011's Most Violent Upheaval

The combination earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit Japan earlier this year is surely one of the biggest stories of 2011. That's especially true in the tech world, with the combined disasters having a massive impact on both the technology...
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12.22.11
Motherboard Blog

The Spectacular Parade of Missiles that Introduced Kim Jong-un to North Korea

Last October, the Hermit Kingdom allowed international media to watch its largest ever military parade - part of the campaign to establish Kim Jong-il's youngest son as the leader-in-waiting. Here's how the AP described the parade: bq.. Thousands of...
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12.21.11
Motherboard Blog

The CIA's Secret Early Christmas Present to Iran

America's falling drone syndrome continues to spread, most recently over Iran, which claims to have brought a stealth UAV down through hacking. That's what insurgents said they "did to US drones":http://motherboard.vice.com/2009/12/17/the-26-insurgent...
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12.8.11
Motherboard Blog

How to Defuse a WWII Bomb

The video above documents a process that's become common in Germany: getting rid of the thousands of unexploded munitions left over from World War II bombing raids by Allied forces. Once discovered - as one was this past week in the German city of...
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12.4.11
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