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Digital Images Inside DNA

Storing electronic data has evolved from tapes to discs to chips. What if—like nature—we could store data in a molecule? I came across an interesting article from a Vice off shoot called MotherBoard that proposes this idea. A team of scientists at the University of Washington, along with Microsoft, have successfully stored and retrieved digital data in… Read More

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Go BIG!

An artist by the name of eL Seed managed to pull off a beautiful, giant mural spanning across 50 buildings under much secrecy in Cairo, Egypt. The country’s government has strict laws that prohibit artistic freedom. Check out the full story here on Tech Insider.

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Erasing the Louvre Pyramid*

*Well, not really. Graffiti artist/Photographer JR was invited by the Louvre to install one of his notable large scale black and white photographs at the site. Through clever anamorphosis, the pyramid seems to disappear when viewed head on. Check out installation images here.

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The Color Factory

Pantone is the industry leader in creating and influencing color selections for printing, fashion, housewares, and interior design. This video—found on QZ.com—highlights the color technicians who develop the palette and the factory where the guides are created. An incredible look at the tedious, hands on process to create the colors we respond to and love. Link: QZ.com

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Totally See Thru

Afraid of heights? This glass bottom bridge in China is not for the faint of heart. The bridge spans across a chasm in the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Pingjiang county. The views look amazing, but I can only imagine the terrifying feeling.

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True Craftsmanship

True craftsmanship and mastery of old techniques has been decreasing with the need for automation. Seeing people working with their hands is almost a rarity. Watch this hypnotizing video of a craftsman creating a “poppy doll” from start to finish.

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Neuroflowers

Ever dreamed of moving things with your brain? Bending a spoon like a scene in The Matrix movie? Science meets art with this interactive installation by artist Ashley Newton where you can control robotic flowers with your brain waves. By focusing your mind, your brain activity can cause the flowers petals to move and change colors. Check… Read More

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The Selfie Drone

From remote controlled toy cars, to airplanes, drone piloting is becoming one of the most popular pastimes (heading toward a $5B market). Most might not notice the tiny aircrafts overhead on nice days, but with the advancement of technology, there will eventually be more tiny aircrafts commanding the skyline and become harder to miss.

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Voices Matter

The NPR series “The Changing Lives of Women” has examined vocal pitch of the female voice and the complaints and judgements that come with it. In this creative, stop-motion paper animated video by designer Kelli Anderson, Biology professor Rindy Anderson, gives perspective on a list of examples. via NPR.