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Google Developing Smart Contact Lenses To Help Diabetics

The wearable tech will help people monitor their blood-sugar levels.<p>The Google X labs are at it again. But instead of trying to engineer flying generators or spread WiFi with a balloon, the clandestine research center is developing contact lenses that measure blood-sugar levels in the wearer's …

Wearable Tech

Venus brightest in mid-February for all of 2014

What’s that very bright star or planet in the east before sunrise now? It’s the planet Venus, now near its time of greatest brilliancy.<p>Have you seen …

Astronomy

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Lounging poolside takes on a different dimension when the swimming spot in question is lined with gold or hangs over the edge of a 55-storey building.<p>…

Fab Majorca family hotel | Sophie’s World Travel Inspiration

The Viva Bahia is located on the northern coast of Majorca, just steps away from a lovely beach, Playa Muro, in the Bay of Alcudia. This is a large …

Reinventing The Supermarket As A Terraced Retreat

Amsterdam-based NL Architects transform an unlovable building typology–the supermarket box–into a green oasis.<p>The supermarket may be a marvel of social engineering, a highly calibrated machine designed to fulfill our gustatory desires–at the expense of our wallets–but it’s a stretch to call it …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

A Zero Energy House That You Can Control With Your iPhone

The Soleta House is packed with green gizmos–and looks good, too.<p>Ninety years ago, avant-garde architects were designing houses with modular spaces that echoed the efficiency of planes and cars. Today, we have automated planes (military drones) and, soon, driverless cars. Isn’t it time, then, for …

WOHA Architect's Amazingly Green Park Royal Hotel

Architects and designers have been attempting to bring more of nature into the urban setting due to the ever growing push for sustainable and green living. Designed by WOHA architects, the Park Royal in Singapore is currently located in a business district, and flanked by Hong Lim Park and various …

Architecture

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Hotel Pool Amenities

Now that we are in the heart of spring -- and summer has unofficially begun -- hotel pools are guaranteed to be at their busiest soon. There are few things better than commandeering a poolside cabana, with a haul of reading material and not a care in the world except securing the proper SPF. And …

New Orleans Hotel: Converted Gas Station Becomes AirBnB Hotel (PHOTOS)

A 1918 gas station in New Orleans has been converted by Robert Guthrie into a state-of-the-art 2,000-square-foot hotel, rentable on AirBnB.<p>The property, located on Dumaine Street, has a gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi and, oh yea, a roof deck with views of the city. The owner left remnants of its former …

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You Can Now Stay at an Underwater Hotel Room and Sleep with the Fishes

At the Manta Resort on the island of Pemba, Tanzania, you will find a hotel room unlike any other. Designed by Mikael Genberg of Genberg Underwater …