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Korean scientists develop manufacturing technology for eco-friendly algae bioplastics

Korean scientists develop manufacturing technology for eco-friendly algae bioplastics

A Korean research team has developed the technology to manufacture eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. Not only is seaweed naturally derived and inexpensive, the new material reduces the amount of harmful byproducts emitted during the manufacturing process. Park Se-young has more. High-performance plastics are found in cars, airplanes and smartphones and demand for them is growing. …

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Why I draw with robots | Sougwen Chung

Why I draw with robots | Sougwen Chung

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Camille Martínez Many of us here use technology in our day-to-day. And some of us rely on technology to do our jobs. For a while, I thought of machines and the technologies that drive them as perfect tools that could make my work more efficient and more productive. But with the …

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The Gun Markets of Pakistan

The Gun Markets of Pakistan

[GUNFIRE] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re here in Lahore, Pakistan, in the old city. I’m here visiting family. It’s been about three years since I was in the country. And in that time, the country has gone through insane amounts of change– truly full of deep contradictions. On the one hand, you’ve got this progressive side of …

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Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured landscapes

Edward Burtynsky: Manufactured landscapes

Walk around for four months with three wishes, and all the ideas will start to percolate up. I think everybody should do it — think that you’ve got three wishes. And what would you do? It’s actually a great exercise to really drill down to the things that you feel are important, and really reflect …

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Revisiting the Glory Days With One of Japan’s Most Violent Biker Gangs

Revisiting the Glory Days With One of Japan’s Most Violent Biker Gangs

This is Evan, from VICE’s Brooklyn office. Since the 1970s, Japanese biker gangs have had a violent history. Raging war against rival crews and cops. VICE Japan met with some of the most infamous gang members to talk about their glory days and their dying subculture. This is “The Setting Sun.” I don’t care if …

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