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The History Behind Ctrl+Alt+Del

We’ve only got one life to live, but thanks to three simple keystrokes, at least we can restart our PCs! This is the story of how one clever man created Control-Alt-Delete: a relatively tiny engineering tweak that changed IBM computers, … Continue reading

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This Prop Master’s Work Is Hidden in Plain Sight

Ross MacDonald makes his paper by making paper. For the last 25 years, he’s created tens of thousands of paper props for movies and television shows like “Baby’s Day Out,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Parks and Recreation.” From … Continue reading

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Game Over by PES (HD)

PESfilm Published on 20 Jul 2016 PES recreates 5 classic arcade death sequences in this newly remastered HD version of his stop-motion short “Game Over”. This version is 12X the resolution of the original upload. Credits: Written, Directed, and Animated … Continue reading

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Racing to End Elephantiasis in India

Sheela and Pratima Devi get up early. Traveling by foot, the healthcare workers go door-to-door, village-by-village through Northern India to spread awareness about elephantiasis. This treatable and preventable disease, spread by mosquitoes, affects 120 million people worldwide. Sheela and Pratima’s … Continue reading

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What’s a smartphone made of?

As of 2018, there are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world. If we broke open all the newest phones and split them into their component parts, that would produce around 85,000 kg of gold, 875,000 of silver, and … Continue reading

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Exploring Worlds Deep Beneath the Earth

Great Big Story Published on 2 Oct 2017 In this reel, we’re venturing deep, deep underground. We begin in Stockholm at the world’s longest art gallery, explore the mysteries of shell grotto, and visit the hidden metropolis 150 feet beneath … Continue reading

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This Art Is a Big Deal

In this reel, meet artists taking their craft to the extreme—like a village growing rice into murals and a crocheter covering the world in love and yarn.

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A Prickly Structure Made of 70,000 Reusable Hexapod Particles

Architects design structures to last for generations. They erect buildings that will become classic additions to the skyline and last for generations due to solid foundations unsusceptible to catastrophic disaster. Researchers at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) at the University … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up: Blending Performance Capture and Mixed Reality

The Imaginarium Studios and Magic Leap have partnered to change the way people experience entertainment by capturing the magic of performance for spatial computing. Performance capture allows us to authentically capture the details and nuance of an actors’ performance and … Continue reading

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Your brain on improv

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