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Just Discovered: 31 Rolls Of Film From WWII

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Shot by unknown (super talented) soldier

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his biggest finds yet: 31 rolls of film shot by an unknown soldier during World War II. Labeled with......read more

Surreal Landscapes by Kevin Cooley

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NYC photographer taps into the otherworldly mystery of Earth

Judging from these pictures, Kevin Cooley is up on his art history. Taken from two Cooley series -- Found Landscape and Iceland (yes, Iceland again) -- the photos combine the awestruck man-in-nature motif of Romantic landscape painting with the mysterious weirdness of Surrealism. He pulls it off through careful lighting, creating a cinematic sort of suspense and tension.......read more

Chris Jordan: Gyre

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Historic woodcut recreated using plastic trash from the ocean

Seattle artist Chris Jordan is well known for creating large-scale works depicting mass consumption and waste. Like most people, we first heard about him via "Midway, Message From The Gyre," his Prix Pictet-nominated photo series showing the deadly effects of oceanic plastic pollution on baby albatrosses. We're new to his ongoing "Running the Numbers" series, in which he recreates historic......read more

Salvaged Wood Reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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Dutch artist creates masterful illusions of three-dimensionality

Ron van der Ende's work begins in the streets of Rotterdam, where collects salvaged pieces of wood like doors and construction materials. This reclaimed wood he strips to create veneer with the paint layers still intact, then, using a mosaic technique, the Dutch artist assembles the small pieces of wood to create super-realistic bas-reliefs that are both painterly and sculptural. His range of......read more

Trashed Bike Tire Tubes Turned into Stretchy Storage Units

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Upcycling ingenuity by Michael Konstantin Wolke

With a design practice focused on the endless possibilities of found materials reuse, Cologne, Germany-based designer Michael Konstantin Wolke conjures truly inventive new uses for old discarded stuff. His coolest creation may be these wardrobe units, which consist of from bicycle inner tubes wrapped around a metal frame. Super smart. Also check out his recycled cardboard light......read more

Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

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Artist Rogan Brown's Surprising Exploration

Many of nature’s objects feature recurring patterns and motifs described as fractals, which can be seen repeating themselves at increasing levels of magnification. Inspired by this phenomenon, artist Rogan Brown creates intricately cut paper art that mimics and compares various organic formations such as cell structures, microbes, shells, and fossils. His latest series,......read more

Historic Climate Agreement Reached in Paris

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UN Foundation Urges All To Deliver On The Promise

Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2015) – At the COP21 United Nations conference in Paris today, officials from nearly 200 countries reached a new agreement to address the threat of global climate change. On behalf of the United Nations Foundation, Chair Ted Turner, Vice Chairs Senator Timothy E. Wirth and Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, and President and CEO Kathy Calvin commented on the......read more

'52 Lonely Whale' Kickstarter Started

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SHFT Co-founder Adrian Grenier is on a quest

"Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response." Ten years ago, a very unique, very lonely whale was recognized by the New York Times. Today, we are on a quest to find him.  52: THE SEARCH FOR THE LONELIEST WHALE, the documentary, is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz......read more

Powered by Cigarette Butts?

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Scientists may have found a way to green our electronics with cigarette butts

Cigarettes, the most frequently littered item in the country, could give a big bump to green tech, according to a group of South Korean scientists. The researchers transformed thousands of dirty filters into a material that can help store energy. The scientists took used butts from Marlboro Light Gold, The One Orange, and Bohem Cigar Mojito cigarettes and and......read more

Want Safer and Cheaper Solar Panels? Just Add Salt

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Researchers switch out a toxic chemical in solar cells for a salt found in tofu

Solar power may be one of the cleanest energy sources, but one way of producing solar cells is actually quite toxic. A new study points to a safer and cheaper method, using an ingredient that is also used to make tofu. Researchers at the University of Liverpool discovered that a salt used to produce the fermented bean curd, as well as to de-ice roads, could be a new ingredient in making solar......read more

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