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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

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Watch Engineers Levitate Tiny Objects Using Only Sound Waves

There's no denying that levitation of any sort is pretty awesome—whether you've only seen it in movies or our previous coverage of magnetic …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Dynamic Modern Superyachts by Zaha Hadid

In collaboration with Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss, world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has revealed a design project to create six different superyachts. The London-based architect conceptualized a 128-meter yacht that served as the inspiration for five smaller (90m) luxury boats known as</i> …

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With Payment Code, PayPal Taps QR Codes And Existing Hardware For Large Retailer Mobile Payments

PayPal has been pushing ahead with its Here business, offering smaller businesses a way of taking card payments, processed by PayPal, by way of small readers attached to merchants’ smartphones. Today, the eBay division unveiled one of the new services it hopes will help it win with larger …