Alain Kyd

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Plate Tectonics - A Documentary

How Plate Tectonics Work, In Two-And-A-Half Minutes. You're Welcome.

Even grade schoolers know that the Earth's crust is made up of tectonic plates, continent-sized chunks of rock that drift around our planet's surface ever so slowly.<p>But what causes all that drifting in the first place?<p>If you think it's the molten rock flowing inside the Earth's mantle, that's only …

KA-BOOM! Scientists Solve Mystery Of Earth's Tectonic Plates

Scientists have long known that the Earth's crust consists of at least 15 tectonic plates--continent-sized slabs of rock on the surface of the Earth that shift about to create mountains, volcanoes, and earthquake zones. But the exact mechanism by which the plates move has remained a mystery.<p>Until …

Earth Tectonic Plate Simulation Reveals Our Planet Has Changed A LOT In 200 Million Years

Just how much has Earth changed since its Pangea days? You might be surprised.<p>Of course, our planet hasn't always had seven continents. Deep in our planet's geological past, Earth's crust was just one giant supercontinent called Pangea, which broke apart into separate land masses around 200 million …

Vivid Sydney: a spectacular canvas of light covers city landmarks - timelapse video

Some of Sydney's famous landmarks, such as the Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art and the city's Circular Quay, are transformed into a spectacular canvas of light as Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark. Vivid Sydney is an annual event where immersive light installations and projections …

Stunning Hyperlapse Photography of European Landmarks at Night

Luke Shepard traveled throughout 21 European countries, including 36 cities, to capture timelapse images of European architecture in a nighttime …

Photography

10 incredible world landmarks you haven't seen — yet - TODAY.com

Tim Hales / Today<p>London's ArcelorMittal Orbit is one of 10 amazing landmarks destined to become must-sees.<p>These instant classics — including record-breaking towers, 35-story-tall sculptures, and external building climbs — are worth traveling to see.<p><b>SkyPoint Climb and Observatory Deck</b> <b><br>Gold Coast,</b> …

Travel

Sou Fujimoto Proposes "Mirage-Like" Landmark for Middle East

<b>Sou Fujimoto Architects</b> has released details on a conceptual master plan for a commercial complex in a prominent, yet anonymous Middle Eastern city. …

Dubai: The future of tourism

Artificial man-made islands, which when seen from space, forms the shape of the world. The tallest building ever built, topping out at over half a …

Here's Dubai In 1990 Vs. 2013

In 1990, the United Arab Emirates' total GDP stood at $50.7 billion.<p>It was basically a backwater in the desert.<p>Today its GDP is more than $360 billion.<p>Seeing a GDP growth chart would tell that story, but not very interestingly.<p>Reddit user Safwanish has posted an image that captures this insane …

Dubai sets the world record for the largest fireworks display

Watch out New York, Dubai is quickly becoming the place to be on New Year’s Eve. To celebrate the incoming year, Dubai broke the world record for the …

The 100 Years Old Dubai!

Here we go again. This is the second time I've lost myself in the alleys of Dubai. As I try to figure out a way through these narrow lanes, surrounded by the archetypal wind-towers perched on restored middle-eastern dwellings, I realize that I've achieved the unthinkable. Getting lost in Dubai! …

The Crown Prince Of Dubai Has Reportedly Spent $800,000 On Some Crazy, Amphibious Cars

This crazy amphibious car is about to hit the market for $135,000, and it's certainly getting everyone's attention. The Panther seems equipped to handle pretty much anything, from slick city streets to rough seas.<p>Ever since WaterCar inventor Dave March posted a video of the Panther's amazing …

A new documentary gives us a peek at life inside the labor camps of Dubai

In the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, migrant workers do most of the heavy lifting. In construction, for example, the workers tend to come from India and other South Asian nations.<p>A new documentary, "Champ of the Camp," by Lebanese director Mahmoud Kaabour, focuses on the migrants who live in camps …

12 looks at the modern skyline of Dubai

FEW LANDSCAPES have been so utterly transformed in so little time as the slice of coastal Arabian Desert that is Dubai. The southern border of the …

Japan Earthquake: Before and After

In just over two weeks, Japan will be observing the one-year anniversary of the disastrous magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck its east coast in March of 2011. The destruction was unprecedented and the loss of life and property were staggering -- more than 15,800 are confirmed dead, …

Japan Earthquake, 2 Years Later: Before and After

In a few days, Japan will mark the 2nd anniversary of the devastating Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami. The disaster killed nearly 19,000 across Japan, leveling entire coastal villages. Now, nearly all the rubble has been removed, or stacked neatly, but reconstruction on higher ground is …

Your fridge just texted: Japan electronics firms pin hopes on 'smart' appliances | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - For Japan’s electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier.<p>An employee folds a mock model of Panasonic Corp's refrigerator at an electronics store in Tokyo October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao<p>Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money …

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early …

King is running TV commercials for Candy Crush in Japan, and they're working

Television doesn’t seem like the kind of place that a major mobile game producer would look to acquire new players, and that’s typically true. But that’s not stopping developer King from successfully putting the old medium to work for its own ends.<p>Last weekend, Candy Crush Saga developer King began …

5 tips for visiting Japan with kids on a budget

In September we took our five kids on a holiday to Japan.<p>It was only brief; we stayed three nights in Osaka and three nights in Tokyo.<p>None of us had …

Japan

3D printer aids visually impaired schoolchildren in Japan - video

A 3D printer creates objects that aid visually impaired schoolchildren in Japan. The 3D printer, developed by Yahoo Japan Corporation, allows students to hold and touch their choice of object, ranging from Japan's iconic Mount Fuji, to a miniature elephant. The printing process takes up to an hour …

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

The Fascination of White Minimalism: House With Gardens in Japan

Located in a quiet residential district of Yokohama, Kanawaga, Japan, the irregular-shaped white house designed by Tetsuo Kondo is the home of a …

Vending Machines, Japan. Funny Shopping Culture

Japanese Vending Machines – Dispense Almost Anything!<p>One thing that I spotted my my G Adventures trip were the abundance of <b>Vending Machines in Japan</b> …

Apple confirms annual ‘Lucky Bag’ sale set to kick off Jan. 2 at retail stores in Japan

Much like it has done in recent years, Apple’s annual ‘Lucky Bag’ sale through Apple retail stores is about to kick off in Japan. The tradition is something that many retailers in the country take part in by offering a mystery bag of goods that are often sold for much less than the total sum of the …