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The Queen’s Birthday Celebrated in Pictures

Cambridge

Sleep Yoga™ Posture Pillows – Improve Posture and Help Sleep

Original designs of uniquely shaped pillows by a chiropractor & a sleep industry designer. Better than any other pillows you’ve seen. Good sleep and …

Yoga

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Graphene

Waternest 100 – Ecological Floating Habitat Recyclable Up To 98%

<b>WaterNest 100</b> is an awesome, eco-friendly floating home. Designed by Giancarlo Zema for EcoFloLife, this green architecture design consists of 100sqm …

Architecture

Turns out 3D printing with Easy Cheese isn't so easy

Delve into the complicated and messy world of spray-cheese 3D printing as a maker attempts to produce gooey cheese forts and cracker toppings. No, it's not an April Fools' joke.<p>Innovations in 3D printing are coming fast and furious these days. There seems to be particular interest in food-related …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride …

Barcelona

Environment: News & features

When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples

This space probe has a dirty little secret.<p>On August 14, researchers from University California, Berkeley, announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the ship had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples …

Space

What Happens When A Volcano Erupts Under A Glacier?

In Iceland, a question of ice and fire<p>When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew up in 2010, the relatively small eruption belched out a 30,000-foot-tall plume of ash that shut down airports throughout most of Europe for six days.<p>Now Iceland is warning airlines that another volcano named …

Geology

Bright Young Stars Are Made In Red-Hot Stellar Clusters

Two dramatic star-making regions of our Milky Way have been captured in an image from the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla base in Chile, using the Wide Field Imager.<p>The telescope has snapped the star cluster NGC 3603 on the left of the pic, famed for having the highest concentration of …

Gawatt Souvenir Cups With Altering Emotions

A limited series of souvenir cups created by Backbone Studio for the Gawatt take-out coffee-shop.<p>Look at this amazing packaging project created by …

Coffee

Bigger Batteries And NFC, Everything We Know About The iPhone 6 So Far

<b>Update 9th September</b>: Chinese blogger ‘Phone Evaluation’ has uploaded a video showing off an apparent working iPhone 6 - complete with iOS 8 – on the eve of the official launch. Other videos have surfaced before but this seems to have some credibility in that it’s running the new iOS, whereas other …

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

By Lily Heise, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>How to greet someone:</b><p>Start off on the right foot by greeting people with "bonjour" (hello). It's not only polite to do when you're introduced directly to someone, but also when you go into a shop, when you're first approached by a waiter at a restaurant, even when …

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

goTenna Connecting Device Even When There’s no Wi-Fi, Satellites, or Cell Towers

<b>goTenna</b> keeps you connected with your group even when there’s no WiFi, no satellites, no cell towers. Simply pair this device with your smartphone, …

Outdoors

5 Amazing Experiences Every Traveler Must Try!

<i>Photo courtesy of Pics1/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>The phrase "adventure travel" has a bit of an image problem. For many, it conjures only images of climbing mountains, diving into underwater caverns, and, well, aching muscles. But when we asked ourselves what …

How to Make Choco Tacos at Home

Why limit your taco consumption to breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Because it's Summer Camp Week, we're revisiting how to make tacos for dessert.<p>Here is why I like the Choco Taco:<p>Its name rhymes. (Just like Gabriella’s!)<br>• It’s wildly messy to eat, so it’s a good test: If you have fun with it and laugh …

Dessert

4th of July Red, White and Blue Layered Smoothies - Des Moines Parent | Things to Do in Des Moines

Looking for a fun, healthy, patriotic treat for the family on the 4th of July? Try making these 4th of July Red, White and Blue Layered Smoothies. …

13 Diet Tricks Every Woman Should Know

Quirky diets hacks to make staying slim easier.<p><b>2) Chew, chew, chew, chew…and chew some more.</b> According to Darya Rose, PhD, and author of <i>Foodist,</i> studies have shown that when people slow down, chew thoroughly, and focus on the attributes of the food, they enjoy it more and naturally eat less. FWIW, …

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit: Weirdest Thing at I/O 2014 - TIME

When Sundar Pichai announced that everyone at the Google I/O developers conference would get “Cardboard,” his tone was so understated that no one …

World Cup Brazil 2014 Infographic by Ilias Sounas

A huge and well illustrated World Cup Brazil 2014 infographic.<p>Ilias Sounas is an Athens, Greece based graphic designer, illustrator, and animator …

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …

Harvard

The Earth's Gravity Is Pulling So Hard At The Moon, It's Bulging

Everyone knows that the power of the Moon’s gravity is what moves the oceans’ tides here on Earth, but that’s not all the gravitational tug-of-war between the two celestial bodies is doing.<p>The force between the two is so strong that each sphere is ever so slightly pulling the other into a lopsided …

After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

You might call it the ultimate long shot — a group of space enthusiasts trying to re-establish contact with a wayward satellite launched in 1978. Figuratively speaking, it's been off the radar for decades.<p>No more.<p>"The initial contact was a tone followed by specific commands," project organizer …

Physicists Say New World Cup Soccer Ball Design Has Big Impact

With just six panels and a rough surface, the new Brazuca ball seems to move more predictably than previous World Cup balls.<p>Every year the newest version of the World Cup soccer ball causes a stir. Now physicists have put those balls to the test, to see just how well they fly.<p>World Cup soccer balls …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

Physics

6 of the Best-Ever Strawberry Desserts

If the only thing standing between you and luscious strawberry desserts is the prep work, then worry no more. This week’s Mad Genius Tips video …