Eoin Bettencourt

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Canada's 14 Most Beautiful Places You Need to See

Canada encompasses scenic coastlines, sprawling prairies, imposing mountains, and untouched forests. The different landscapes and cultures found …

The Self-Taught Sculptor Who Dreams Of Being The Modern Day Michelangelo

It's not hard to chisel away at a block of stone and make something that resembles a human form, but it takes a true master to create photorealistic …

Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?

“Albania!” my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. “What have you done wrong?”<p>The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country’s prime minister, …

7 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time …

How to properly clean your coffee grinder

Just like your coffee maker, the machine you use to grind the beans for your morning cup needs regular maintenance. Oils and particles cling to every nook and cranny inside, eventually leading to decreased performance -- unless you take just a few minutes to clean it out every so often.<p>Here's how …

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Modern house cantilevers over stone wall in England

Two long concrete planes make up the floor and roof<p>Any modern house with long planes and windows-as-walls never fails to entice, and this cantilevering bungalow—two other catch words we can’t pass up—is certainly no exception.<p>Designed by Hampshire, U.K.-based Ström Architects for a retired couple, …

Roti, a Recipe Mastered Through Repetition

SAN FERNANDO, Trinidad and Tobago — It is, at a glance, simple and unremarkable: a circle of flatbread as flaccid as a cotton cloth, with a texture not quite as doughy as pita bread, yet fluffier than a tortilla.<p>To a diner unfamiliar with the dish, it may look like an accessory, just a vehicle to …

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How This New Material Can Cool A Rooftop With Zero Energy Consumption

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder say they’ve created a new material that can work like an air conditioning system for structures. The material can cool down buildings in the hot sun with zero energy and water consumption.<p>The material was developed from a three million dollar grant …

Clean Energy

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

Renewable Energy

Side Surprise: 10 Enchanted Garden Sheds That Blend Architecture With the Great Outdoors

The garden shed transcends both time and context. Found in every corner of the world, these simple, single-story structures are used for hobbies, storage or as workshops. Built throughout history, they are usually made as a kit-of-parts construction utilizing metal, plastic or wood. Garden sheds …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Gardening 101: Hellebore

Hellebore, <i>Helleborus</i>: “Makes Winter Worthwhile”<p>The fascinating elegance of Hellebore is head and shoulders above any other winter flower. Just as the …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

Jetstream aims to double residential solar efficiency - ExtremeTech

By on January 9, 2017 at 9:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Large-scale solar projects work …

Brilliant camper van conversion uses space-saving boat design ideas

For many, the adventure and variety that comes with going on a long road trip can be an extremely fulfilling experience. But living full-time in a …

Current, a world premiere exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, focuses on the last decade of the British artist’s vibrant work, including his recent body of painting titled 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life, as well as hundreds of images the 79-year-old artist drew on tablet apps.<p>“[They’re] …

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Plant a cool-season vegetable garden

Get our crop list and growing guide, and enjoy homegrown greens in fresh salads and stir-fries all winter<p>Just because the vegetables and fruits of summer are long gone, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a whole new crop of fall and winter veggies grown at home.<p>This thorough list of vegetables will …

15 Sci-Fi TV Shows You Totally Forgot Existed

Science fiction has been a staple of television almost since the day man fired up his first vacuum tubes. Shows like <i>Star Trek, Doctor Who</i> and <i>The</i> …

The Artificial Leaf That Converts Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

<i>Image Source: tweaktown.com</i><p>Sun is the ultimate source of all forms of energy. Solar energy is converted from one form to another and it ultimately …

Energy

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But …

The yoga poses to relieve your lower back pain

By <i>Starts at 60 Writers</i> • In <i>Health</i> • On <i>Sunday 31st Jul, 2016</i><p>There’s no doubt a lot of what you do involves sitting — you sit to eat, you sit to drive …

Gardens in the sky: The rise of eco urban architecture - CNN Style

Written by By Matthew Knight, CNN<p>With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the "Bosco Verticale," or "Vertical Forest" is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle.<p>As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin …

Wikkelhouse - Modular Microhome Made of Cardboard - Quiet Corner

At first glance, cardboard doesn’t seem like a suitable material for building. Yet, we have seen it done, either by award-winning architects using …

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