Chad Tenbroek

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How Rock Climbing Does Your Mind -- And Body -- Good

Ascending a cliff, boulder or even an indoor rock wall requires a large amount of physical strength and endurance. Some conquer climbs through nutritious meals and campus board pull-ups. Meanwhile, for some diehard climbers, that endurance was historically powered by canned beans and a wide variety …

How WWII Made Rock Climbing Safer

Falling is never a good idea, but it used to be way worse.<p>The leader must not fall.<p>That was once the rule of rock climbing. Still is, to some extent—falling's never a good thing, when you're suspended high above the ground. But in the early years of rock climbing, when teams of climbers were …

Rock Climbing at Prentice Cooper, Tennessee

Prentice Cooper State Park near Chattanooga features almost 25,000 acres of lush woods, slow-rolling streams and craggy sandstone cliffs. Climbers of …

17 Space Pictures That Will Actually Make You Think

The universe might be big and wonderful and scary, but that doesn't mean we can't understand it.

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Grid Batteries for Wind, Solar Find First Customers - MIT Technology Review

Several new types of battery, each capable of cost-effectively storing the energy output from a wind or solar farm, are finally being hooked up to …

A Top 10 List of Southern Africa's Best Destinations

01 of 10<p>Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia<p>Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke That Thunders, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the …

South Africa

Lowe's Innovation Labs redefine retail with robots and VR

It's weird to think that a humble DIY store is making groundbreaking strides to innovate retail stores, but that's what Lowe's Innovation Labs was set up to do. The company unveiled two pretty neat concepts for the future of shops in the last few months: a robotic store assistant that patrols the …

Diving into an active volcano in Hawaii, with lava-loving robots from NASA JPL

VolcanoBot 1, shown here in a lava tube -- a structure formed by lava -- explored the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii in May 2014. The robot is enabling …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

Data Visualization

These New Wind Turbines Are Designed To Look Like Trees

Designer NewWind R&D has created a "silent" turbine called the Tree Vent that is supposed to blend into the landscapes which house it. It's a 36ft-tall structure made of steel with 72 artificial leaves.<p>It's the leaves that produce the power — just like the photosynthesis of plants. Each one is a …

Renewable Energy

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …

Weird light could be 2 black holes merging - Futurity

A repeating light signal from a quasar could offer the rare chance to study the final stages of two supermassive black holes merging.

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

Mindfulness

Hubble Finds Farthest, Oldest Galaxies Ever Seen

Author: Ron Cowen, Science News. Ron Cowen, Science News Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.05.10.<p>Time of Publication: 12:43 pm. 12:43 pm<p>By pushing the …

National Geographic Travel