Human Planet (BBC/Discovery)

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Really looking forward to watching this… apparently there have been 2 episodes already. The first one explores compressor diving in the Philippines, the origin of surfing in Hawaii, and the second episode documents a sandstorm in Mali, and fishing in Antogo lake by evaporating water. Check out a video trailer after the break.

Human Planet is an 8-part British television documentary series. It is produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide. It describes the human species and its relationship with the natural world by showing the remarkable ways humans have adapted to life in every environment on earth.

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How Vinyl Records Are Made and How To Replicate Vinyl Records

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via MikeSenese. This is not an easy process, but it is pretty interesting. Check out the videos, courtesy of Discovery’s How It’s Made after the break. Also, check out more about how to replicate vinyl as well here.

“If you haven’t seen the exact process in how records are created, you might be surprised at how much manual cooperation is involved. From inspecting the metal pressing discs and the lacquered masters, to centering the disc for hole punching, you’ve got sweet old ladies who are meticulously making sure your music will sound great. And the actual assembly process, even with automation, is like something you’d see in a Detroit auto maker’s factory: heavy hydraulic equipment pressing hot platters into precision shapes, rotating slicers, and vacuum-assisted label placers.”

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