Mining Lithium for Your Batteries

If the future is full of electric cars, drones, tablets, and smartphones, we're going to need a lot of batteries. The best, most economical battery technology we have currently is lithium-ion. All that lithium has to come from somewhere. Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance finds a source in Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the harshest climes on the globe.

  • David Bowie / No Plan

    Marking what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday, the EP No Plan was released on January 8th, 2017. Originally recorded during the sessions for his final album Blackstar, "No Plan", "Killing a Little Time" and "When I Met You" are also part of the Broadway musical Lazarus, which premiered less than a month before his death.

  • Editing Animated Films

    Editing is a huge part of cinema. It can make, break, or totally change the story — witness the rise of post-release director's cuts and fan edits. But can an animated film be edited? There isn't any excess footage or multiple takes to whittled down to a concise master reel. In the 1980s, the idea of editing animated features began at Disney, and now the editor has taken on a role that's nearly opposite that of traditional movies.

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