Start-Up Sells Solar Panels at Lower-Than-Usual Cost

Keep an eye on these guys, coming soon to an IPO near you ;)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nanosolar, a heavily financed Silicon Valley start-up whose backers include Google’s co-founders, plans to announce Tuesday that it has begun selling its innovative solar panels, which are made using a technique that is being held out as the future of solar power manufacturing.



Amazon purchases J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard for £1,950,000

The most expensive work of art ever created, Damien Hirst's For The Love Of God

H.P. Lovecraft exhibition poster by at-elier.net

Skull-A-Day Blog

Sick Happy Fantasy World

Intelligent, hilarious, well drawn, and utterly morbid are the online comics comprising The Perry Bible Fellowship. Nicholas Gurewitch takes everyday situations and turns them on their head with a sense of humor that you may feel uneasy laughing along with. That too is part of the dark fun.

The Perry Bible Fellowship
Gopher Girlfriend - a favorite

How Goldman Won Big On Mortgage Meltdown

"The subprime-mortgage crisis has been a financial catastrophe for much of Wall Street. At Goldman Sachs Group Inc., thanks to a tiny group of traders, it has generated one of the biggest windfalls the securities industry has seen in years.The group's big bet that securities backed by risky home loans would fall in value generated nearly $4 billion of profits during the year ended Nov. 30, according to people familiar with the firm's finances. Those gains erased $1.5 billion to $2 billion of mortgage-related losses elsewhere in the firm. On Tuesday, despite a terrible November and some of the worst market conditions in decades, analysts expect Goldman to report record net annual income of more than $11 billion..." (full text posted on EliteTrader)


Bathing In It

The work of United Visual Artists is staggeringly large and wonderful, ranging from architecture to music video, installation to live VJing. All have have one thing in common: the use of light as a 2-dimensional object. Using custom built systems of LEDs these corporate artists create light-works which push the boundary of beauty and signification.

UVA website
UVA Blog - impressive images from their travels and behind the scenes development

It.. Is.. Baby!

A series of clever Fanta commercials from Japan featuring increasingly stranger grade-school teachers. With the world gone mad, disillusioned youth can always escape into a world of chemically colored sugary goodness.