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Engineer creates functional concrete 'Satisfaction' record

German engineer Ricardo Kocadag has developed what he claims is the "first concrete record," built from a high-performance concrete developed for high-rise buildings and bridges. The idea was not to dramatically increase the weight of your music collection, but rather to show that the …

These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago

Back in 1909, a super-rich French banker named Albert Kahn decided to create a photographic record of the world using the new color photography …

Photography

Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives — In Focus — The Atlantic

Related links and information<p>NYC Municipal Archives Gallery - Official site

American Epic (Teaser)

Sleater-Kinney In Concert

The last time Sleater-Kinney played the 9:30 Club, a transformer threatened to blow in the midst of a summer heat wave. Or maybe the Washington, D.C., club just couldn't handle Corin Tucker's pipes. That was nine years ago, on a goodbye-for-now tour that caught the trio at the top of its game. The …

New Albums

This 3.5-Minute Music Video Was Shot in 5 Seconds with a 1000FPS High Speed Camera

The 3.5-minute music video above was captured in a span of 5 seconds. French filmmaker Guillaume Panariello tells us he did this “shortest shoot …

Mastodon Gave a Hilariously Bizarre Grammy Red Carpet Interview, With Brent Hinds in a Full L.A. Dodgers Uniform

Mastodon were nominated for Best Metal Performance at the Grammys, which means they were on hand to give a hilariously bizarre interview on the red carpet. (That's guitarist Brent Hinds wearing a full Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, and drummer Brann Dailor in a "birthday suit.") You can watch a video …

John Frusciante to release new acid house album as Trickfinger, premieres “After Below” — listen

Between his solo releases, his work as guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Mars Volta, and various collaborations with rap duo Black Knights …

House Music

It's Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

Deny this. The animation below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are …

Photographing the Yakuza

Anton Kusters is a Belgium-based photographer specializing in long-term projects. In 2011, he published his first photobook on the Yakuza, the …

Most insane ski line EVER

Five minutes of amazing water cinematography (from Talon Clemow)

<b>Trending Story</b><p>No Contest: Margaret River Cancellations, Shark Hysteria, Pathetic Aussie Impersonations And Jay Davies' Tube Fests<p>Unveiling The …

Cinematography

Jaws x Typhoon Nuri from the channel

<b>Trending Story</b><p>No Contest: Margaret River Cancellations, Shark Hysteria, Pathetic Aussie Impersonations And Jay Davies' Tube Fests<p>Unveiling The …

Aquatic Sports

Surfing's best cinematographer and best camera combine.

<b>Trending Story</b><p>No Contest: Margaret River Cancellations, Shark Hysteria, Pathetic Aussie Impersonations And Jay Davies' Tube Fests<p>Unveiling The …

Extreme Sports

Kelly Slater wins freesurfing in Portugal

<b>Trending Story</b><p>No Contest: Margaret River Cancellations, Shark Hysteria, Pathetic Aussie Impersonations And Jay Davies' Tube Fests<p>Unveiling The …

Aquatic Sports

Slabs on the Edges of Sanity

There is something special about cold, dark waters in that they truly make one feel alive. Whether it be the mystery of what lies beneath or the …

Game of Thrones

AFTERGLOW - Lightsuit Segment

Kelly Slater's 540

And here it is again from another angle:<p>On a lay day in Portugal, Kelly Slater tagged a closeout ramp and just kept spinning, spinning and spinning …

Jeremy Jones’ Higher showing in Palace of Fine Arts

Event Description<p>Join us on September 24 as we bring the six-year-long Deeper-Further-Higher trilogy to a close with the final chapter, <b>JEREMY JONES'</b> …

The Arts

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

Pollution

This Norwegian House/Powerplant Produces More Than Twice The Energy It Uses

A growing number of “plus” homes not only don’t require electricity from the grid–they put some back, too.<p>Net-zero-energy buildings, which create roughly as much as power as they use in a year, have been around for a while. But the newest sustainable homes go far beyond net zero to become mini …

Junk Press squeezes useless junk mail into handy bowls & plates

Thanks to the staggering statistics involved, junk mail has a huge environmental footprint, equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of 9 million …

Backlit Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti | Colossal

<p>As part of a new exhibition at Black Book Gallery in Denver, artists Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (aka. Hari & Deepti), have created a new …

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Zaha Hadid reveals trio of skyscrapers for Brisbane's riverfront

<b>News:</b> Zaha Hadid Architects has designed three residential towers to sit on a riverfront site in Brisbane, Australia, as part of a AUS$420 million …

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop | Colossal

<p>After two years of preparation and meticulous carving, “Overlook” is an upcoming woodcut print from the minds and hands of Paul Roden and Valerie …

By the Silent Line: Photographer Pierre Folk Spent Years Documenting a Vanishing 160-Year-Old Parisian Railway | Colossal

<p>The <i>Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture</i> (French for “little belt railway”) was a 32 km railway that encircled Paris, connecting all the major railway …