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In Praise of Crap Technology

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Why bother with an iPod when a Coby will do?

When I bought the first-generation iPhone, it took me all of four days to leave it in a cab, never to see it again. Meanwhile, the phone it was meant to replace, a not-remotely-smart Nokia brick dating from the previous century, had weathered a drop into a toilet and traveled with me to Europe and back -- twice. It still works. Sound familiar? Maybe not, but there's something to be said for......read more

Hot Pants

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New nanotechnology research means your pants may one day power your iPod.

The human body is constantly moving around and creating energy. Wouldn't it be convenient if we could harness that energy to do things like charge our electronic devices? According to scientists at UC Berkeley, we can. Researchers are developing this breakthrough technology that will enable individuals to create their own renewable energy. The scientists are using microscopic fibers known as......read more

Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Credits Proposed

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Senate Finance Committee proposal draws split reaction from wind, solar industry groups

The Senate Finance Committee proposed on Wednesday an overhaul of clean energy tax credits, many of them set to expire at the end of the year. The draft, presented by Committee Chair Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), calls for simplifying and extending the messy patchwork of incentives while cutting their $150 billion price tag over the next decade by more than half. The plan would create two broader......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

Doug Aitken: Altered Earth

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New film work exploring France's desolate, surreal Camargue region comes with its own iPad app

Fresh off his amazing video installation projected on the facade of the Hirshhorn Museum, L.A. artist Doug Aitken is installing a new exhibition at a 19th-century train station in Arles, France. The show, entitled Altered Earth, explores the ever-evolving geography and ecosystem of the Camargue region in France. "It’s so remote, a natural place that does not seem to change,"......read more

Billionaire-Backed Company Unveils Asteroid Mining Plans

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Planetary Resources looks to expand our resource base to include the solar system

In a press release that reads like sci-fi writing, a startup called Planetary Resources announced plans to identify, explore, tag, and finally mine asteroids for materials ranging from precious metals to water. The audacious venture is an attempt to locate and exploit a sustainable resource supply for  Earth's ever-growing population. "Many of the scarce metals and minerals on Earth are in......read more

In a Haze: Samantha Casolari Photography

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Recent work from the Brooklyn-based photographer.

Samantha Casolari's career as a photographer occurred by coincidence. Born in Italy, Casolari moved to Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20 on a student exchange. Overwhelmed by culture shock, Casolari took refuge in the library, where she spent long hours pouring over photography books. Those lonely days inspired a new career shooting photos. Now living in Brooklyn, Casolari works as a......read more

Chris Ballantyne: Paintings

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Desolate depictions of the American landscape.

With a deft hand and a quirky sense of humor, Brooklyn-based artist Chris Ballantyne highlights the desolate emptiness of American landscapes. In his paintings and murals, graphically rendered structures are isolated on flat fields of color, underscoring the anti-social effects of our built environment. “Growing up in a military family and moving to different parts of the country, there was a......read more

Solar Power From Space?

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Japanese government plans to capture solar energy in space and send it to Earth via laser or microwave by 2030.

The Japanese government recently chose a group of companies and research teams who are assigned to achieve this ambition, a dream worth billions of dollars, to produce clean energy in an unlimited amount in the next few decades. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) hopes that the ambitious plans will help ease the country’s energy problems as well as provide a solution for global......read more

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