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Five Ideas: Labour

Labour is a Brooklyn-based creative office that makes moving images, still images, physical images, and mental images.

Five Ideas is a collection of work from GOOD's favorite artists, illustrators, and designers. Some of the work you've probably seen, some of it has never been published. Each week, we'll showcase five pieces of work that tell a short story about our most creative friends.

Labour is a Brooklyn-based creative office that makes moving images, still images, physical images, and mental images.

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Opium Economics

Heroin makes Lou Reed feel like Jesus, and it won't leave Guns N' Roses alone, but how does it end up here in the United States? We take a...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGT-0ibPCMkHeroin makes Lou Reed feel like Jesus, and it won't leave Guns N' Roses alone, but how does it end up here in the United States? We take a look at the global opium trade from the poppy fields of Afghanistan to a shady street corner near you.

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Part 1: The ABCs of War Bots

Technological developments have enabled the evolution of warfare from cavemen bludgeoning each other with blunt objects to career soldiers...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO8dLk_QGsMTechnological developments have enabled the evolution of warfare from cavemen bludgeoning each other with blunt objects to career soldiers detonating explosives from miles away. What's next on the battlefields of the future? Military robots are rolling, flying, and swimming into conflict zones, aiding and protecting their human counterparts. We take a closer look at these robo-warriors in our new series, "Military Robots."Continued in Part 2, "Soldiers and Their Bots."

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Part 5: Legs With Brains

Robots are assisting soldiers both on the battlefield and off. Some 30,000 men and women have lost limbs over the course of the conflict in Iraq, and the latest in prosthetic technology is helping them readjust to normal life. These cutting edge prostheses are equipped with robotic joints and computer..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIjLONSOaJQRobots are assisting soldiers both on the battlefield and off. Some 30,000 men and women have lost limbs over the course of the conflict in Iraq, and the latest in prosthetic technology is helping them readjust to normal life. These cutting edge prostheses are equipped with robotic joints and computer chips that more accurately simulate actual limbs.Continued in Part 6, "A God's Eye View."LEARN MOREMassachusetts Institute of Technology; Walter Reed Army Hospital

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Part 6: A God's Eye View

The capture of the U2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers was one of the tensest incidents of the Cold War. In modern warfare, high-flying surveillance planes are now totally unmanned, taking espionage literally to new heights. While these robotic drones are good news for the military, they have civil rights..

The capture of the U2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers was one of the tensest incidents of the Cold War. In modern warfare, high-flying surveillance planes are now totally unmanned, taking espionage literally to new heights. While these robotic drones are good news for the military, they have civil rights activists concerned; could these spy planes be used domestically?Continued in Part 7, "When War Becomes A Video Game."LEARN MORENorthrup Grumman Corporation
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Adult Soap Box Derby

Before there was NASCAR, there was box car. Soap box derbies, at the peak of their popularity in the 1950s, provided all-American kids with an opportunity to mix engineering ingenuity with the need for speed. Today, enthusiastic adults raised on Mario Kart are reviving this wholesome tradition on the..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnPYe-dCh_0Before there was NASCAR, there was box car. Soap box derbies, at the peak of their popularity in the 1950s, provided all-American kids with an opportunity to mix engineering ingenuity with the need for speed. Today, enthusiastic adults raised on Mario Kart are reviving this wholesome tradition on the slopes of Mt. Tabor in Portland, Oregon. It's art on wheels, speeding down the side of a dormant volcano.

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