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Epuron spot

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Classic wind energy viral is like a silent movie with sound.

Hilarious and heartwrenching wind energy PSA from 2007 won a Gold Lion at Cannes and became a massive viral hit. You can see why. Directed by The Vikings, a (now defunct) European directing trio, the piece conjures Buster Keaton and Mel Brooks, like a silent movie with sound. A must (re)watch....read more

Boards of Canada "Reach for the Dead"

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Scottish downtempo giants return from 8-year absence with a new track and vid

It's been eight years since the last official Boards of Canada release. Finally, after a long, patience-testing album reveal, we get a taste of upcoming album Tomorrow's Harvest, out June 10 in the UK and June 11 in the U.S. via Warp. The dark, slow-building "Reach for the Dead" comes complete with gorgeous visuals directed by photographer Neil Krug (previously), who was also......read more

Giant Urban Murals by Rimon Guimaraes

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Brazilian artist goes big in the streets

25-year-old Brazilian artist Rimon Guimarães is gaining legions of fans for his massive, multicolored murals popping up in cities around South America, Europe, Africa, and beyond. One quick glance through these photos and it's easy to see why. With inspiration ranging from nature to comics, botanical illustration to primitive art, the self-taught artist depicts organic forms and bold......read more

Google Buys More Swedish Wind Power

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Internet giant aims to be fueled by 100 percent renewable energy

Google has entered into a 10-year power purchase agreement with four Swedish wind farms, a move that is part the company's bid to power its data centers using 100 percent renewable energy. Under the terms of the deal, announced last week, Swedish wind company Eolus Vind will supply Google with 59 megawatts of power from four wind farms. The project will go online in 2015. “We’re......read more

Giant 'Death Ray' Shield Proposed in Dallas

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Blossoming sculpture would protect important museum from scorching solar glare

Since opening in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has catalyzed the development of a new neighbourhood in the city. But one of the buildings that the museum helped attract to the area has become its biggest threat. Museum Tower, a 42-story condo high-rise, is clad in a glassy exterior that reflects sunlight onto the Nasher property, killing plants and ruining art. The tower is the......read more

Solazyme Inks Deal With Unilever for Algae Oil

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SF company will deliver 10,000 metric tons of renewable oil to the household products giant

Solazyme, the South San Francisco-based biofuel startup, has signed a deal to deliver large quantities of algal oil to Unilever. Under the agreement, announced this week, the Dutch consumer products giant will buy at least 10,000 metric tons (about three million gallons) of Solazyme's renewable, algae-derived oil. The deal represents a major milestone for Solazyme, which was co-founded ten years......read more

OCEARCH Tracks Ocean Giants

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Marine research non-profit tracks Great White Sharks in the name of conservation

For the past couple of years, marine research organization OCEARCH has been getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks to learn more about their behavior. Just over a week ago, a crew led by OCEARCH Founder and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer tagged their first Great White of the season, all within eyeshot of Monomoy Island, Cape Cod. Her name? Betsy. Weighing in......read more

Amongst Giants, "Turn"

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A colorful tale of environmental destruction and renewal.

Vienna-based video collective We Are LWZ turned out this excellent clip for "Turn," a lush song from Amongst Giants (AKA composer/producer Matthias Hackstein). The video stars a massive nature giant in a yarn about impending ecological doom and the chance for redemption. Beautiful color palette, amazing animation. Kudos. ...read more

Energy Giant

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Great CGI spot created by Happycamper for RWE.

Another fantastic piece of motion design from Happycamper studio. As for the client, Germany's main energy supplier, RWE gets around 30% of it's supply from coal, and is at about 13%-14% from renewables. Not bad, not good. But they sure do have an eye for animators....read more

Neil Dawson: Horizons

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A giant steel sculpture in New Zealand that looks like paper trash

In the picturesque region of North Aucklund, New Zealand, where lush green hills roll into the Kaipara Harbour, there sits Gibbs Farm, a private sculpture park with works from so many major artists it makes our heads spin. On the crest of the property's highest hill, surrounded by pieces from the likes of Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt, and Andy Goldsworthy, is "Horizons," an awe-inspiring sculpture......read more

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