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The Architect of Modern Algorithms – Quanta

Good code has both substance and style. It provides all necessary information, without extraneous details. It bypasses inefficiencies and bugs. It is accurate, succinct and eloquent enough to be read and understood by humans. But by the late 1960s, advances … Continue reading

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Taxi Fabric Fills Plain Cab Interiors with Vibrant Original Artworks

When thinking of decor inside an American taxicab, your imagination is probably limited to an LED payment screen blaring annoying ads and maybe a pine tree air freshener dangling from a rearview mirror. In India, a new firm is thinking a … Continue reading

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I Made A (foodsafe) Hack On Kintsugi…

Alex Traditional #Kintsugi Technique takes months, but this version only needs a day… update : My cookbook is #1 on Amazon : http://smarturl.it/FrenchGuyCooking Food Safe Epoxy Glue : https://amzn.to/2wWR84W Gold Food Coloring : https://amzn.to/2Cy0SbB Sugru : https://amzn.to/2MYbRQz After 3 different … Continue reading

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The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing

We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven’t disappeared … Continue reading

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The World’s Oldest Construction Project | Sagrada Familia

Credits: Writer/Narrator/Camera Operator: Brian McManus Editor/Camera Operator: Stephanie Sammann (https://www.stephanie-sammann.com/) Animator: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/) Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net/) Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster https://twitter.com/forgottentowel

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Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology

It starts with a sketch. Then it evolves into a larger-than-life visual masterpiece, a celebration of human connection. Follow along as legendary artist and designer Es Devlin takes us on a visual tour of her work — including iconic stage … Continue reading

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Moments of Isolation and Belonging Explored in Surreal Composite Photographs by May Parlar

Photographer May Parlar punctuates open landscapes with colorful elements like masses of balloons and accessories separated from human wearers. Her work reflects on themes of belonging and alienation, Parlar tells Colossal, and she seeks to “explore the human condition through … Continue reading

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Magazine Cutouts Form Nature Collages Shaped Like Birds and Butterflies by Jennifer Murphy

Toronto-based artist Jennifer Murphy combines cutouts of animals, plants, and other organic objects to create large-scale nature collages. Strung together using gossamer thread, the collages form the silhouettes of birds and surreal outdoor scenes from Murphy’s imagination. The artist sources images of … Continue reading

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Hand-Built Paper Birds by Niharika Rajput Draw Attention to Endangered Avians

A detailed structural plan, hundreds of hand-fringed feathers, a custom-built wire armature: these are just some of the components artist Niharika Rajput uses to create her life-like paper birds. Rajput directly ties her art practice to conservation efforts by running campaigns to … Continue reading

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Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution | Quanta Magazine

Hybrids, once treated as biological misfits, play a vital role in the evolution of many animal species. Now conservationists are trying to reconcile that truth with policies. Jordana Cepelewicz Staff Writer August 24, 2017 In 2006, a hunter shot what … Continue reading

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