Don’t Burn Your House Down When You Turn Your Music Up.


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Listening to Birdman and Lil Wayne’s “Fire Flame Spitter” will have a brand new meaning after you hear it with the Pyro Board.  The board itself is nothing more than a Ruben’s Tube (not a Rubix Cube) that’s stacked horizontally, creating a plane of fire spots that are influenced by sound waves. Seem a bit complex?  It’s broken down incredible simply in the video below.  Check it out and be amazed.

Beatport Pro For The Mac?


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Beatport has been an incredible resource for DJ’s since its creation in 2004.  Beatport allows your to manage your music collection within a free application built by DJs for DJs. Create and manage playlists, add extended metadata, tag your music with attributes, use advance filtering tools, and shop with multiple carts. Download it for free at http://pro.beatport.com.

 

The Worlds Hottest Supermodels… A-Z.


 

 

There’s something about putting the word ‘Super’ in front of the title “Model” that elevates the common perception, and the new i-D video reminds us why. Featuring a galaxy of 26 stellar supermodels such as Cara, Joan, Lindsey, Natalia, Xiao – alongside cheeky cameos from the likes of J.W. and Rick – Jérémie Rozan and Charlotte Stockdale’s film continues our fashion alphabets series by bringing our favourite cover winks back to life, back to reality.

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I was unfamiliar with i-D until I got a look at some of their material (starting with the A-Z of Dance).  But after having check them out, they are a nice spot to stop for the very best in fashion and culture – supermodels, pop stars and designers in original films from our favorite directors.  Check out some more of their work below.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Final Trailer.


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As the release date for X-Men: Days Of Future Past draws nearer, a brand new trailer has just surfaced.  This is not to be confused with the second theatrical trailer was released, opening with a post-apocolyptic future, and rouge bands of mutants running for survival.  This new trailer seems to showcase the other side of that coin, the past.  Take a look below to see the seeds of what happens when Wolverine speaks to the young Professor X, and who helps break Magneto out of the slammer.

Have Scientists Learned How To Re-Create Extinct Species?


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Since the release of Jurassic Park we’ve been asking if de-extinction was possible.  Today however, we’ve come a huge step closer to bringing recently extinct species back to life. Researchers have announced that they’ve grown early-stage embryos of the gastric-brooding frog, a species that has been extinct since 1983.  At a TEDxDeExtinction event, University of New South Wales paleontologist Michael Archer announced the advance by the so-called Lazarus project. The bizarre gastric-brooding frog, the female of which incubated the prejuvenile stages of its offspring in its stomach, disappeared from the wild in 1979 and went extinct a few years later. However, Adelaide frog researcher Mike Tyler froze specimens of the frog prior to its extinction, leaving the door open for the species’ possible resurrection.

Scientists extracted DNA from a frozen frog specimen, and employed somatic-cell nuclear transfer, the same process used to clone still-living animals. The team took eggs from the distantly related great barred frog, deactivated that frog’s DNA with UV light, and inserted the gastric-brooding frog’s DNA into the eggs. The cells inside the eggs began dividing, becoming blastulas. The embryos died after a few days, long before developing into tadpoles, but DNA tests confirmed that they were gastric-brooding frog embryos, and Archer says they have high hopes for seeing this frog up and hopping soon.

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Breeding programs are in place to attempt to bring certain extinct species back through selective breeding, and some selective breeding has been successful, but this is the first time that the embryo of an extinct species has been grown using this technique.  However, lets not forget the Pyrenean ibex was technically the first cloned extinct animal because the clone was born (and unfortunately died) shortly after the species went extinct. The reason that the Lazarus project team is calling their frog the “first,” I believe, is that the DNA from the Pyrenean ibex was extracted from a live specimen, so the process began before the species went extinct.

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Future ft. Kayne West – I Won.


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Future drops the most anticipated track from his upcoming album, Honest, in stores April 22nd.


Serato Icon: DJ Premier.


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DJ Premier is the latest Serato Icon. A true cornerstone of hip-hop and a key figure in the development of the culture. An era-defining DJ and producer, his signature style was a blueprint for the underground and influenced a generation. Probably most well known as one half of Gang Starr, there’s a large chunk of an entire genre that he’s directly responsible for. He’s a legend for die-hard hip-hop fiends but also a household name.

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