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Solar Plane Sets Flight Record

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26-hour flight confirms viability of emissions-free air travel.

An experimental airplane with 12,000 solar cells and the wing span of a Boeing 777 passenger jet completed its first test flight of more than 24 hours on Thursday, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot and project co-founder Andre Borschberg flew the Solar Impulse to 28,000 feet above the Jura Mountains, reaching top speeds......read more

Roy Kafri "Mayokero" Video

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Iconic record covers come alive in this awesome animation by Vania Heymann

We've seen classic record covers used in creative new ways, but filmmaker Vania Heymann takes the cake with this delightful video for "Mayokero," an acapella number from Israeli artist Roy Kafri. The clip features a string of iconic album covers from acts such as ABBA, Prince, Madonna and David Bowie, who sing along to the song's nonsensical lyrics. Simple concept, superbly executed. Also check......read more

Hyperion Turntable by Audiowood

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Artistically crafted, solid maple hi-fi with state-of-the-art components $5,000.00

It's been a while since we featured a truly aspirational product around here, and this one is as good as they get. Audiowood's newly unveiled, one-of-a-kind Hyperion Turntable fits the bill as a unique, handcrafted audio product -- with a price tag to match. Made of solid maple, the turntable features a host of state-of-the-art components, including a Rega-compatible 24 volt drive......read more

Into the Cosmos

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One for the vinyl heads.

A collaboration between director/animator Chopsy and Bristol beat maestro Architeq (Tirk Recordings), "Into the Cosmos" tells the story of old LPs that are mysteriously summoned to a warehouse from their forgotten homes in attics, shelves and garbage bins. The combo of stop-frame, pixelation, live action, and time lapse animation is smoothly outfitted with music and sound effects by......read more

Crosley Traveler Portable Turntable

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Bring your records on the road $128.00

There really is no substitute for the sound of vinyl. It's the physical aspect of it; the way a record needle reads grooves in wax translates into a sound quality that digital formats can't match. Now you can enjoy a whole new level of LP independence with the Crosley CR49 Traveler. Inspired by the original portable turntables of the late 1950s, the table's black suitcase housing includes a pair......read more

A Year on the Road: Arriving

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Life often lies in the journey rather than the destination

Through my years of travel, I have come to understand that at its core, life is a series of departures and arrivals, both physical and emotional. The trip is not about the destination, but about the journey so they say. I cannot think of a better entrance to a city than racing forward toward a distant skyline on a highway or flying over the terrain before officially arriving. This is a photo......read more

Constellation Quilt

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Public Record documents Emily Fischer's cosmological new craft project

Constellation Quilt, a new project from crafty NYC studio Haptic Lab, uses traditional quilting techniques to invoke a sense of wonder in the outer reaches of the universe. For the Kickstarter project, which sailed past its funding goal, Emily Fischer and company create handmade quilts with embroidered gold stars depict the night skies. In this short video, filmmaking collective Public Record......read more

Record Renewable Energy Demand in 2013

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Then again the same can be said for oil and coal, according to benchmark report

Global demand for renewable power continues to grow, with clean energy accounting for a record 2.7 percent share of overall energy consumption in 2013. You might want to hold the applause, however, since both coal and oil also saw demand grow in 2013, according to BP's annual statistical review, an industry benchmark. Demand from renewable energy sources, including wind and solar, rose to a......read more

Iconic Record Covers in Google Street View

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City streets seen through the lens of famous album covers

Following on an earlier series in the same vein, The Guardian's "Google Street View Specialist" has unveiled a new GSV series, this time showing iconic album covers in the exact locations where they were photographed. From the obvious (The Beatles' Abbey Road), to the less so (Times Square as seen on PJ Harvey's Stories from the Sea), the images revisit the scenes of classic LPs,......read more

Rick Rubin: Music and Spirituality

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The esteemed record producer discusses art and nature in this inspiring video from Nowness

Rick Rubin is near the top of the list of the famous people who like to chill with. The legendary record producer, who famously launched Def Jam with Russell Simmons from his NYU dorm room, is not only one of most important architects in the history of popular music, but also a sage-figure on the path to spiritual enlightenment. In this short film, created by Alison Chernick for Nowness, Rubin......read more

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