I just found this most excellent stop-motion short film, The Art of Motion, on Google Video. It employs a clever, albeit low-tech, approach to animation, and the way each snippet syncs with the soundtrack is pretty remarkable. Think: Gumby meets The Matrix. —Megan Miller
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Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.