Monthly Archives: November 2018

Making the Thinnest Sheet of Paper in the World

Great Big Story Published on 14 Nov 2018 In Japan, one company is taking paper thinner than it’s ever been before. Hidaka Washi Ltd. creates paper as thin as human skin, using methods that date back a thousand years. The … Continue reading

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I Live Alone in an Island Paradise

In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker was retiring within the next two days, Mauro decided to extend his stay indefinitely and step into the role … Continue reading

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Mexican Guardians Haunt Familial Portraits by Photographer Diego Moreno

Photographer Diego Moreno incorporates ancestral imagery with a familiar contemporary universe in his series “In My Mind There is Never Silence.” The artist shares with Colossal that the characters that populate the series draw from his personal family history along with pre-Hispanic … Continue reading

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Ceramist Anna Whitehouse Created 100 Unique Clay Vessels in 100 Days

U.K.-based ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse set a goal on January 1, 2018 to create a new bottle each day for 100 days. By limiting herself to a single form, Whitehouse was able to stretch her  creativity to formulate new designs previously unexplored … Continue reading

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Handmade Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura Spring, Fold, and Jump into Action

Japanese paper engineer Haruki Nakamura (previously) continues to design delightful toys using simple materials. A friendly armadillo curls into a self-protective ball at the touch of a finger, and a sleepy boy emerges, ready to sleepwalk, in “Astral Projection.” Nakamura … Continue reading

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How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis

Viruses have a bad reputation — but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly … Continue reading

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Crash Course History of Science Preview

[from the description] “CrashCourse Published on 19 Mar 2018 For as long as Hank has hosted Crash Course, he’s wanted to host a series about the history of science. We’ve been asking big questions for a really long time and … Continue reading

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A Specially Adapted Underwater Wheelchair Brings Artist Sue Austin Beneath the Earth’s Surface

British artist Sue Austin creates multimedia, performance, and installation art, using her wheelchair as a means to explore new patterns of movement. In 2012, Austin was commissioned to create a series of multimedia events as part of that year’s Cultural Olympiad, … Continue reading

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How humans made corn.

Corn or Maize is a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice. But it wasn’t always the high yield crop it is today. Ten thousand years ago a grass called … Continue reading

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The Ostrich politic – Animation Short Film 2018 – GOBELINS

Ostriches carry on their daily activities burying their heads, believing It’s an Instinctive behavior. However, one day a research by phylogeneticist Dr. Kays proves otherwise. Réalisateur / Director : Mohamad HOUHOU Contact : ostrich@gobelins.fr Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OstrichPolitic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/OstrichPolitic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ostrichpoli… Musique … Continue reading

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