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2012. 366 Days. 366 Seconds.

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Filmmaker Jonathan Britnell captures one second a day for the entire year

It is a rare scenario when new year's resolutions last for a whole year. Hell, we're barely a week into 2013 and mine are already in the toilet. That's what makes this Jonathan Britnell-directed video, spotted on Booooooom, so impressive. In 2012, looking to add a dose of creativity to his daily routine, Britnell resolved to shoot one second of footage every single day of the year. Shot by a......read more

Oil-Rich Qatar Hosts UN Climate Talks

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Leaders face big challenges at the 2012 climate conference

As nearly 200 countries meet in oil-and-gas-rich Qatar for annual talks starting Monday on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by financial turmoil. Rich countries have delivered nearly $30 billion in grants and loans promised in 2009, but those commitments expire this year. And a Green Climate Fund......read more

The City 2.0: Winner of the 2012 TED Prize

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Innovation group challenges people to re-imagine the city of the future

More people are living in cities than ever before, and the global urbanization movement is showing no signs of slowing down. By 2008, the number of people living in cities surpassed the amount of people living in rural areas for the first time in history. In terms of sustainability, the inexorable urbanization trend poses both challenges and opportunities for a more eco-friendly......read more

Recycloop

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Outdoor public art pavilion in Dordecht, Netherlands made from kitchen sinks.

More great repurposing ingenuity from the land of windmills and tulips. In Dordecht, Netherlands, the Dutch architecture firm 2012Architecten recently erected Recycloop, a small public pavilion for showing art. Visitors can view the art inside through the sinks' drains and a hidden door grants visitors access within the structure. Visitors are asked to clean their vegetables elsewhere.......read more

Dirty Projectors "Impregnable Question"

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Final clip from 2012's 'Swing Lo Magellan' follows a long-distance runner in Yellowstone National Park

For Dirty Projectors' sixth and final video from last year's Swing Lo Magellan, director Adam Newport-Berra shot on location in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (pre-government shutdown). The director, who also worked on the NYC band's similarly woodsy "Stillness Is the Move" video, casted his brother Alex as a long-distance runner in the video the Swing Lo track "Impregnable Question,"......read more

Tokyo Living 2012

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Yes, it's another time-lapse video. Yes, you need to watch it

Ho-hum, you say, another time-lapse vid. Well, mark our words, you will eat those words, because the overused photo technique has never been better employed than in "Tokyo Living 2012," a video portrait of Tokyo by Masaya Sugimura. Masaya's subtle time-lapse shots perfectly portray the megacity's frenetic pace. And for those of us who have yet to travel there, this is as close as......read more

Sharon Van Etten, "Leonard"

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Kaleidoscopic new video for one of the best releases of 2012

Kaleidoscopic visuals seem to be having a bit of a moment in music videos of late. We're not mad. Directed by Sam Zimman, the new video for Sharon Van Etten's "Leonard," one of several standout tracks off her excellent 2012 release, Tramp, continues the trend. The clip simulates the feeling you'd get if you were staring into a kaleidoscope as you drove through the city, which is not a......read more

The Year in the Earth (from Space)

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Striking images of our home planet as seen from orbit in 2012

For brain-melting images of earth as it is seen from space, NASA's Earth Observatory is the spot. The Earth Observatory's Image of the Day is a vital part of any earth enthusiast's daily web feed. As we close in on the end of the year, it's a good time to take a look back at some of NASA's greatest image hits over the year. Here is a handful of stellar shots, courtesy of The......read more

SHFT Summer Photo Series

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Ten of our favorite photographic moments from the summer of 2012

Well, that's a wrap. Summer is officially over (RIP). We'll look back on the hot season of 2012 and with fond memories of road trips, barbecues, fresh seasonal produce, camping in the woods, skinny-dipping, and outdoor concerts. To memorialize the passing summer, and to announce our new Instagram account (@SHFT), we asked SHFTers and friends to show off their favorite Instagram photos they shot......read more

HWKN's Pollution-Fighting Architecture Coming to MoMA PS1

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"Wendy," a massive, spiky installation that eats smog, wins the museum's 2012 Young Architects Award

The winning entry of this year's coveted Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 is a massive, bright blue installation that absorbs air pollution. Dubbed "Wendy" by architects HWKN (HollwichKushner), the 5,000 square foot structure will sit in the MoMA PS1 courtyard during the museum's Warm Up summer music series.  The star-shaped structure combines common materials (scaffolding) with......read more

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