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The ultimate beginner's guide to hiking Colorado's famous 14,000-foot mountains

And hundreds of thousands of feet in elevation.<p>With all of this lofty real estate in their backyard, it's no surprise that clawing their way up the sides of 14,000-foot mountains has become a rite of passage for Colorado residents.<p>But how does a rookie peak bagger choose which summit to reach …

Hiking

29 Must-See Photos of National Parks Around the World

Much like if you were actually there in person, you can spend days wandering around these awe-inspiring, nature-laden photos taken in these national …

The Making-of an Infinite Space, a Living Wall, and a Heat-Responsive Chandelier

For The Creators Project's upcoming Future Forward event series, we take a sneak peek at the art installations inspired by the innovative technology of the all-new Prius.<p><i>Gearing up for our month-long Future Forward event series presented by the all-new Prius, The Creators Project team goes behind</i> …

Traveling the World—and Raising Two Kids—in a 2003 Land Rover Defender

Photo: Graeme and Luisa Bell<p>Many of us dream about buying a Land Rover and seeing the world. Graeme and Luisa Bell, along with their two kids, Keelan, 16, and Jessica, 11, actually did it. Since 2009, the family, originally from South Africa, has driven more than 100,000 miles in their 2003 Land …

NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft

Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) instrument... for free. Previously, you had to pay if you wanted anything more than basic …

Near-Infrared

These Drone Photos of Istanbul are Vertigo-Inducing

Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş uses Photoshop to make his city straddle dimensions.<p>Though we exist in three dimensions, we spend an inordinate amount of time looking at and into two-dimensional screens. There is an illusion of space and dimension within these frames, and yet there are entire …

The Best Adventure Films of 2015

Adventure<p>This year, we saw adventure films rise above the expected action and adrenaline to tell rich stories of the triumph of the human spirit. With abundant winter storm warnings across the country, what better time to cozy up on the couch with some of the year’s best—after your powder turns and …

This Real-Life Professional Hiker Says We Should All Quit Our Jobs

Tom Gathman, a.k.a. The Real Hiking Viking, hasn't seen most of his own face in two years, but he's seen more of North America's trails and vistas than just about anyone else. The impressively bearded Marine combat veteran ditched his car, his apartment, and most of his worldly possessions to …

Homeowners Leave Candy on Porch and Ask Trick-or-Treaters to ‘Be Considerate’ — Watch What Their Surveillance Cam Recorded

When you’re not going to be home on the night of Halloween, it’s a relatively common practice for homeowners to leave a bowl of candy on the front porch with a sign reading something like “Take one.”<p>One house in an unknown location did just that and had its surveillance cameras rolling to take a …

Millennial listens to Beethoven for the VERY FIRST time (and it blows his mind)

18 October 2017, 17:28<p>Hard as it may be to believe, this 22-year-old had NEVER listened to Beethoven, Verdi or Rachmaninov. So we decided it was high …

Piano

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

What the Everest Climbing Restrictions Really Mean

On Monday, the Nepali government announced a major step in keeping Everest safer: it will consider placing restrictions on age, experience, and ability on those who can climb the world’s highest peak. “We want to make the mountains safer for everyone, so we have to insist on some rules,” tourism …

Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

The MacArthur Foundation awarded 24 "genius grants" to leaders in a slew of fields Tuesday, including Stanford University computer scientist Christopher Re.<p>Re, 36, specializes in big data analytics and created an inference engine, DeepDive, which can analyze data of a kind and at a scale that is …

Movie Vs. Reality: What It Actually Feels Like To Climb Mount Everest

Last Friday, <i>Everest</i> opened to generally positive reviews. The movie is based on the 1996 climbing season in which loose restrictions, mountain crowding, and blizzard conditions led to the death of eight climbers. In the buildup to the release, Jon Krakauer — who wrote about the season of ’96 in <i>Into</i> …

NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in 'The Martian'

<b>Spoiler alert if you haven't read "The Martian."</b><p>Scientists may have just discovered water flowing on the surface of Mars, but it's still a pretty inhospitable place to call home.<p>Yet that's exactly what Matt Damon's character, a NASA astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, does in the upcoming film …

Carbon Dioxide

Rock and Ice Ascent, May 2015

Climbing has always been a sport of dreamers. From the first critter that climbed out of the primordial muck intent on checking out the high ground …

Ultralight Minimal Backpack by Outlier x Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Brooklyn-based performance apparel mainstay Outlier is pleased to present their first foray into bags: the minimally-titled "Minimal Backpack" is a …

What Does Your Car Camping Vehicle Say About You?

<b>As rent skyrockets in most ski towns,</b> and the trend of mobile tiny homes continues to proliferate, more and more disgruntled ski bums are flocking to …

Amazing DIY computer control panel

If only all computer interfaces were as gloriously sci-fi as this excellent "DIY Overhead Control Panel" hand-built by a maker called Smashcuts. It …

Arduino Radar Project

In this Arduino Tutorial I will show you how you can make this cool looking radar using the Arduino Board and the Processing Development Environment. …

Arduino

Travel Bucket List: Patagonia

Carved into the Patagonian Andes, the Cuevas de Mármol are located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial …

South America

11-Year-Old California Boy Is Climbing the World's Tallest Mountains for Children with Muscular Dystrophy

Eleven-year-old Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda, California, is climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents to raise money to find a cure for …

Mountaineering

Ten years living on a boat: 'It's a fun life – I'm not a watery hobo'

Photograph: Will Hutchinson<p>Susan on her boat on the Thames.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/29/1438190431821/91e13185-d626-47ed-8b75-f994a88ea0d9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Will Hutchinson<p>Susan on her boat on the …

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A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

Batteries

Asia’s classrooms have so much to teach us

David Cameron should use his foreign trip to learn why we are being bested by countries where parents were barely educated<p>David Cameron has packed a plane with business people in an attempt to conquer Asia – thankfully in an entrepreneurial sense, rather than in a reverse Genghis Khan outing.<p>But …

Kids have hilarious reactions when using the original iPod

It’s somewhat incredible that Apple is still churning out new iPod models in 2015. The iPod, after all, is nearly 14 years old.<p>Originally released …

'Submerged' sidesteps combat for exploration on PS4 and Xbox One

In case you've already finished Journey and are looking for another gorgeous game that eschews violence, <i>Submerged</i> hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early August. From the sounds of it, the game should be a pretty relaxing affair despite the fact that protagonist Miku is searching a flooded city …

Xbox

Designing A Lego Set For The Internet Of Things

Map’s experience working on Sam Labs’ IoT electronics kit proves that good design never comes too late to make a difference.<p>A successful Kickstarter billing itself as “the ultimate Internet Connected Electronics Kit,” Sam by Sam Labs aimed to be an electronics kit that made rolling your own devices …

Pregnant mother and six-year-old daughter show off dance moves in viral video

An adorable six-year-old and her pregnant mother take the internet by storm with their dance video to hit track Watch Me by rapper Silento<p>A heavily pregnant mother and her six-year-old daughter have become viral sensations after they post a video of their dance performance.<p>Nikki Taylor teamed up …