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Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat - Technabob

Showerheads such as the Nebia save water by dispersing it over a wide area. The Showerloop on the other hand captures used water, cleans it and feeds …

Housekeeping

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

How To Make A Solar Still

Using an alternative energy source in your home can have a lot of advantages. First of all, this type of energy is much cheaper as you’ll make use of …

Alternative Energy

Latvian cuisine for beginners

It’s fair to say that Latvian cuisine has yet to set the culinary world alight. But if you’re planning a visit to Latvia and wondering what on earth to expect, here’s a novice’s guide to the local food and drink.<p>The national dish<p>It may sound like something from a Dr Seuss book, but grey peas and …

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Stargazing in Europe’s First Dark-Sky Preserve

The remote, rolling hills of <b>Exmoor National Park</b>, tucked away in England’s shy and overlooked southwestern corner, are home to Europe’s first dark-sky preserve, established in 2011. In winter, the park becomes an ideal stargazing destination, when clear, long-lasting skies sparkle with natural …

Snap, The 4K Flying Camera With Auto-Tracking, Is Ready For The Spotlight

Snap, a flying camera we first wrote about in September, is ready for the spotlight as it takes the stage today to compete in the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES. The device, made by Vantage Robotics, provides an alternative for those who want professional aerial shots but don’t want the …

Drones

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Cosmology

Giant Haast's eagle attacking New Zealand moa (Art: John Megahan)

You are so glad these animals are dead

Dinosaurs

Understanding ISO: A Simple Explanation of How ISO Works and Why Increasing It Creates Noise

Ever wondered what’s actually going on inside your camera when you take your ISO from 400, to 800, to`1,600 and so on? If you’d like to find out, …

New Sony Sensor Tech Could Capture Incredible Dynamic Range and 2K Video at 16,000fps

Sony’s not messing around, the electronics company really does want to revolutionize digital photography. And while we still haven’t seen the …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

DrumPants

Wearable drum pads that you can put over or under your pants or any other piece of clothing. DrumPants has a control box that can play hundreds of …