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HoverSkate: 'It makes me feel like I am flying like Ironman'

An inventor's mini-hoverboard with skateboard wheels may be as close to "Back to the Future" as we'll ever get.<p>Jim Pitts is one of the most determined tinkerers you'll every come across. He's the mind behind the HoverSkater, an unusual Kickstarter project that aims to fund the production of a …

Skateboarding

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks | Colossal

<p>The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of …

Mike Brodie's Photographs of Freight Train Hitchhikers are Mesmerising

This offbeat journey of five years began in 2004. Little did photographer Mike Brodie know that the journey would see him travel over 50,000 miles …

Trains

Intimate Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals in Captivity

It’s been a very news heavy couple of days, with much of the news being depressing or controversial at that. So if you need a break from all the …

Liquid Experiments Produce Hypnotizing Swirls of Color

New York-based artist Kim Keever experiments with colorful tinted paints and water to create these beautifully abstract, hypnotizing formations. As a former thermal engineer for NASA projects, Keever tends to veer his work towards the scientific and experimental.<p>To produce this particular style, …

Art

How Autodesk Helped Create An Incredible New Technique For 3-D Printing Metal In Midair

Autodesk and designer Joris Laarman are introducing the next wave in manufacturing: large-scale, affordable, digitally fabricated metal structures.<p>We can 3-D print myriad plastic goods, fabric for apparel, burritos, candy, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future, human organs. Metal–the material …

3D Printing

Bellerby & Co. Globes: Paper-Covered Balls That Will Leave You Breathless

No matter how modern, chic or technologically-forward you may be, everyone loves maps. Innate sense of navigation, likelihood of travel, and taste in …

Martin Scorsese

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days<p>• Check out our gallery of 10 amazing multiple-exposures from the Games

Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman | Colossal

<p>In the late 1990s artist Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright Scholar with the intention of giving painting exhibitions around the …

Floating Bungalow Has Undisrupted View of Sri Lankan Jungle

If you're searching for a tropical getaway, look no further than the floating Estate Bungalow located in Matugama, Sri Lanka. Designed by Narein Perera and built in 2010, this minimalist jungle retreat is built with an architectural tradition in mind. The bungalow is modeled after a Chena …

Sri Lanka

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Art & Painting

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900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

How Feng Shui Can Improve Your Home and your Health

<b>Feng Shui</b> is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and …

The Ultimate Getaway: Private New York Island for Sale

Owning a private island is the status symbol of status symbols – and now it’s possible for just under a million dollars. The island, officially named …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

10 Foods That Are Beautiful on the Inside

10 fruits and vegetables that are prettier when you slice them open, from chioggia beets to watermelon radishes<p>All our lives, we've been hearing the same old sayings: Don't judge a book by its cover. It's what's on the inside that counts. All very true, of course—even when it comes to food. These …

Healthy Eating

Hitachinaka's Hitachi Seaside Park Is The Springtime Paradise You're Dreaming Of

Welcome to flower paradise.<p>Less than two hours from Tokyo, the Hitachi Seaside Park is a palette of colors, changing from one season to another, making it an all-year-round paradise.<p>In the spring, these baby-blue flowers, called nemophilas, bloom all over the park. It's as if you’re standing in the …

7 Travel Rules To Live By

Traveling the globe can teach you a thing or two (or seven).<p>Apply these traveler's mantras to the ordinary life beyond your trip, and watch every day become a freeing vacation of its own.<p><b>1. Pack light.</b><p>When traveling, you want your suitcase to be small so you'll have freedom to be active and …