Esther Belajic

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Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Tel Aviv's Futuristic Skytrain Transportation System

While public transportation yields many benefits for population dense cities, there are also a number of downsides to it, such as congestion, environmental impact, and the high cost to the city. A new type of public transit system is being developed by NASA and Skytran to bring the future one step …

German Kindergarten Designed as a Giant Cat

Kindergarten Die Katze is a children's school in Wolfartsweier near Karlsruhe, Germany built in the adorable likeness of a giant, white cat. Designed by artist Tomi Ungerer and architect Ayla-Suzan Yndel, the educational venue adds a dose of whimsy for children to take delight in going to school. …

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Make a Woven Friendship Bracelet

Make a woven friendship bracelet using a circular cardboard loom with this tutorial! Much quicker than most knotted friendship bracelets, and can be …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

Here’s how Amazon self-destructs

If Amazon puts bookstores out of business, it will destroy the main way readers learn about new books to buy<p>By the time a federal judge ruled last week that Apple had illegally colluded with five of the so-called Big Six publishers to raise e-book prices, just about no one in the book business was …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

Divers discover 50,000-year-old cypress trees on Gulf of Mexico floor

Deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Alabama coast, lie ancient cypress trees that only a handful of people have ever seen.<p>One of those lucky few is Ben Raines, director of the Weeks Bay Foundation. For many years, Raines was the environment reporter for a newspaper in the area, …

How to Make Energy Bars

1 ½ lbs chopped dates<p>3 tbsp maple syrup<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>2 tsp fresh orange zest or Grand Marnier, or<br>¼ tsp orange extract<br>½ tsp sea salt<br>¼ tsp allspice<br>› tsp cardamom<br>½ c dried currants or other dried fruit<br>½ c chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds<br>½ c of your favorite<br>granola or toasted oats<p><b>1.</b> Chop the dates …

9 Tips for Avoiding and Treating Tick Bites

If you live in Virginia or Maine (or somewhere in between), or in the Upper Midwest, especially Wisconsin or Minnesota, you’re in Lyme disease country. Infections also occur on the West Coast, primarily in Northern California. How to avoid getting hit with it this summer? Heed the advice of …

Design for the Real World: Interstate Signs

Road signs on interstate highways have been standardized since the Eisenhower era. But the typeface is badly out of date, and it looks fuzzy in all …

Design for the Real World: Kitchen

Kitchen designer Lyn Peterson says that everything we take for granted can be traced back to the Frankfurt Kitchen, created by Margarete …

Design For the Real World: The Periodic Table

For chemists, the periodic table of the elements is a hugely coveted piece of real estate. Writer Sam Kean explains the origins of the periodic table …

'Massacre' of Morsi supporters leaves Egypt braced for new violence

Egyptians are braced for new violence after at least 51 supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi were killed by security forces in what the …

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Barnes and Noble CEO William Lynch resigns

Barnes & Noble Inc says William Lynch is resigning as chief executive after three years on the job.<p>The book retailer is naming Michael Huseby as …

U.S. Aid To Syrian Rebels Delayed By Congress: Report

By Mark Hosenball and Phil Stewart<p>WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of fears that such arms deliveries will not be decisive and might end up in the hands of Islamist …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …