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Visualization: What We’d Wear If China Didn’t Exist

When two interaction design students in Copenhagen started researching the histories behind their friends' outfits—where they were made, where...

When two interaction design students in Copenhagen started researching the histories behind their friends' outfits—where they were made, where they were purchased, and where the clothes had traveled—they started wondering what the modern world would look like without China.

Their photographs are a simple exploration of what other students wear on a daily basis, and what they’d look like stripped of everything made in China.
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Intermission: "Man as Industrial Palace"

An animated look inside the bowels, based on a 1926 lithograph by the German artist Fritz Kahn.

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In 1926, the German artist Fritz Kahn depicted the human body as an "Industrial Palace," where man had become a factory of photographic lenses, mechanical lungs, and conveyor belts moving lumps of food past tiny workers and enzyme sprayers in our steel intestines.

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Video: Watch Our Planet's Ice Disappear

Watch this incredible video of the "recent" history of ice on our planet, from its long retreat after the Ice Age to the current rapid big melt.

A couple of engineers at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences created this visualization of shrinking glaciers, polar ice caps, and ice shelves, starting back 21,000 years ago (at the peak of the last Ice Age), and ending 1,000 years from now.

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Mapping the Nation's Largest "Factory Farms"

Food & Water Watch has released its latest map, charting the concentration of more animals on fewer and fewer of the nation's factory farms.

Food & Water Watch unveiled the newest version of its Factory Farm Map today. The map charts the consolidation of more livestock into fewer farms across the country (using data from the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture), as well as measuring their impact on health, animal welfare, and the environment.

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What You Missed at PopTech, Day Two

Missed day two of PopTech? Check out our quick tour of the day's accidents, failures, and breakthroughs.

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