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Video: Major meteor over Canada

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You might have heard about the substantial (a few tons) meteor crashing down on this planet last week in Canada. Here’s some footage from a police camera showing how it looked from Edmonton, Canada where the thing came down.

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Video: The Black Hole

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A sleep-deprived office worker accidentally discovers a black hole – and then greed gets the better of him.

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Weekend Activity: Look there’s snow

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Heavy snowfalls across Europe the last days and snow cover building up in many areas reminded us that its only a few more days before the lifts start running again. Here are two videos to warm you up for the new snow season soon to start in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

The first one’s on a carnage at Fernie when about 150 people diving into Currie bowl at rope drop.

The second video is a great animation on the “dangers of snow” – about a bloodthirsty snow man hunting skiers and boarders.

Have fun.

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Data Visualization: The Three Trillion Dollar War

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An outstanding infographic by the Good Magazine on the true cost of the war in Iraq.

The image is based on work by Nobel Prize laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes who have together published a book on this subject earlier this year (link below). There is also a video narrating the key parts of the graphics on the Good Magazine web site.

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Art: The way things go

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One of the best known pieces of contemporary Swiss art or better the objects used to make the Art Film “The way things go” (Der Lauf der Dinge) by Peter Fischli and David Weiss is up for sale at Christie’s Zurich.

It’s a good reminder to watch this master piece again that has been copied or ideas used from it quite a few times, most prominently within Honda’s outstanding Cog commercial.

There is a trailer online (link below) and a DVD with the film is available in…

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Photography: Google LIFE photo archive

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Google has made large parts of the LIFE photography archive available within its image search. There are many high resolution images included since the American Civil war and the first LIFE Magazine. You can also search this archive by adding “source:life” in the normal Google image search.

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