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Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

This new image puts the famous hydrogen-dust cloud in an ethereal light, revealing the horse rearing its head above cosmic whitecaps.<p>I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has …

Astronomy

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Sunrise in the snowy woods

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

DIY Home Projects

Dreams of the World: Innovative Aerial Projects with Clay Folden

Changing Planet<p><i>Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.</i><p>¨My dream has always been to travel the world and capture its …

From Mexico to Canada: 5,000 Miles Under Human Power

Changing Planet<p><i>National Geographic Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish founded Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit organization connecting outdoor adventurers with scientists in need of data from the field. He also organizes his own expeditions, contributing to research on</i> …

A New Wave of Train Journeys Designed to Build 21st Century Leaders

On Christmas Eve, a train packed with 400 young entrepreneurs will set out from Mumbai on a 15-day circumnavigation of India known as the <i>Jagriti Yatra</i> (“Journey of Awakening”). Along the way, they will meet with role models whose innovative social enterprises are contributing to India’s rise, and …

Dreams of the World: Flight Simulation of Robotic Birds with Cameron Rose, UC Berkeley

Changing Planet<p><i>Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels. Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series.</i><p>Cameron Rose from the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab from the …