Mike Caffrey

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Take a Hike! The Best Mountain Hikes in the U.S.

How would you like to sit with your feet dangling over the edge of the summit of a mountain you just climbed? The feeling is one of success and …

Dot is a new braille smartwatch that aims to help the visually impaired

From touchscreen to e-ink displays, wearable technology has come a long way over the years. Unfortunately, the wearable and mobile technologies many of us have access to on a daily basis just aren’t compatible with certain ways of life. With that said, there’s a new wearable out there that aims to …

Wearable Tech

Google has its own company, Google Auto, for its self-driving car projects

Google has been developing self-driving cars for some time but some recently uncovered documents reveal that it has also quietly started its own …

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>Touring Europe by …

European Travel

Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri

<b>Photographer:</b> Tommy Hornbeck<b><br>Summary Authors:</b> Tommy Hornbeck; Jackie Phillips<p>A lone fisherman casts for rainbow trout on the edge of an abyss known as …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Beautiful Winter Scene In Kyoto, Japan

It’s amazing how a light dusting of snow can completely transform an already beautiful scene. This serene image of the snow covered Daigo-ji temple …

Edinburgh & East

Astronomers Have Discovered Eight Potentially Habitable Planets

Astronomers have announced that they have discovered eight more planets that likely exist in temperature ranges where life could exist.<p>The astronomers began their research path by examining candidates for planets that had been identified by NASA’s Kepler mission. The candidates were analyzed using …

Climbing On Mount Denali

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

Walking in Australia: Climbing Bluff Knoll, the 'peak with many eyes'

The indigenous Nyoongar people treat Bluff Knoll in Western Australia with foreboding. They call this peak Bular Mial, or “many eyes”, and prefer to avoid its rocky ridges, which are woven with tales of malevolent witches. The clouds that tumble around this tallest summit of the Stirling mountain …

Galápagos Island Adventure, Luxury Trip to Hawaii & More

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win a dream trip worth $100,000 to Hawaii, an adventure cruise through the …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Great Smoky Mountains

Backcountry management specialist <b>Christine Hoyer</b> has spent the last seven years working at <b>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</b>.<p>An outdoor enthusiast through and through, Christine is fortunate enough to have made her love of the outdoors into a career. When she’s not working in “America’s most …

National Parks

Hiking in Honshu, Japan

Trekking through bamboo forests, around glorious lakes – accompanied by tinkling 'bear bells' – Japan is one of our favourite walking spots. Here's …

The world's most famous long-distance hiking routes

1. Appalachian Trail, US – 2,180 miles<p>Two to three million people visit the trail annually but only about 2,000 of them complete its entire length, which takes between five and seven months. It goes through 14 states, along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the …

The best adventure holidays for 2015

Photograph: Giuglio Gil/Getty Images/Hemis.fr RM<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/9/1420817858708/b80d1848-f791-4ea2-a692-bc0619a1efb7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Giuglio Gil/Getty Images/Hemis.fr …

Nahanni National Park Reserve

<b>Location: Northwest Territories<br>Date Established: 1972<br>Size: Over 413,000 acres</b><p>In the summer of 1928, American adventurer Fenley Hunter paddled up the South Nahanni River hoping to find a huge waterfall that seemed largely the stuff of Dene legend at the time. Hunter thought he would never make it. …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Geographic Travel

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Seaweed and paper combine to create furniture

Designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have used a new material made from seaweed and paper to create a chair and a collection of pendant lamps.<p>…

Nike Plans to Release Self-Lacing Sneakers Inspired by 'Back to the Future II'

Nike is on track to fulfill a science-fiction prophecy with its plans to release “self-lacing” shoes inspired by <i>Back to the Future II.</i> The sports retail giant recently went public with plans to produce Air MAG shoes, modeled after the futuristic kicks worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly. …