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By David Pell on at

The Day Privacy Died

The other day, while sitting in our car with the windows down, my wife and I had a heated argument. Bad words. Yelling. A fist or two slammed into our car's centre console. Though we both received nominations, we never reached consensus on which one of us was wrong, and the whole thing blew over by time we pulled into the service station.

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Bike Chains Welded into the Shape of Human Despair

By Andrew Tarantola on at

The tightly bound sculptures of Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo are equally impressive and depressing. Impressive in that such detail and texture can be coaxed from something as ordinary as a bicycle chain. Depressing in that these pieces all appear anguished and include titles like Infection – Ego and Addict. Yeah, good times in South Korea. [This Is Colossal]

HAL Suits Could Help Support Nuclear Cleaners

By Andrew Tarantola on at

A Tungsten vest provides its wearer fantastic protection from radiation's damaging effects. Problem is — said vest also weighs about 60kg. So how does the Haz-Mat crew of tomorrow gird their loins in this radiation-resistant element? Exo-suits, obviously.

Twitter Attempts to Inspire With Stories

By Sam Gibbs on at

Twitter aims to show us just how powerful a tweet can be with the launch of a spin-off site called Twitter stories. Showcasing 'life changing' tweet, the most inspirational 140-character messages are highlighted and given a backstory.

A Poster Made Up of Your Tweets Is a Scary Thing to Witness

By Kat Hannaford on at

To grab our attention, Firebox has been surprising bloggers with a poster (or #tweetportrait as they're calling it), made up of a bunch of their recent tweets. Step back a few paces, and your horrifically-gurning portrait is revealed. Take a look at the one they sent me (affixed above my messy hellhole cubicle).

How to Be a Citizen Journalist Without Getting Killed

By Roberto Baldwin on at

There's some serious shit going down over in the US as part of the Occupy Oakland protests. Even though there were no official media on the scene, the police's tear gas avalanche was captured and distributed by citizen journalists who were among those being assailed, for the whole world to see.