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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon Concept Car with Omni Wheel Technology for Better Maneuverability

<b>Futuristic 2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon concept car</b> features unique seating layout to demonstrate how users can drive and interact within the vehicle, …

Industrial Design

Rolls-Royce and EADS Join Forces for a Hybrid Jet

Two companies are joining forces to make the sky a greener place with a futuristic airliner, a cross between a jet and a hybrid car.<p>European aviation …

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

Bali: beyond the usual suspects

Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s on offer. In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious …

Norway’s PM Jens Stoltenberg masquerades as taxi driver to hear voters’ views

It’s a stunt that would put the fear into almost all democratic leaders, but what exactly happened when Norway’s PM, Jens Stoltenberg, became a taxi …

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

The world's best alternative theme parks

Yes, you might have visited Six Flags and Disneyland in all its iterations (in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and come 2015, Shanghai).<p>But what about all the other weird and wonderful theme parks out there? Here's a small selection of delightfully different theme parks, to give your travels an offbeat …

7 top reasons to go on a round-the-world trip

Tired of tiny holidays? Itching to take an epic trip instead of a quick week here and there? If you need some extra incentive to make the leap and book that round-the-world trip, Lonely Planet author George Dunford has some compelling reasons for you.<p>1. Gap year<p>School's out for ever, so now it's …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

How Sugar Substitutes Stack Up

We put them to the test by baking cakes.<p><b>There are plenty of reasons to avoid fructose (a.k.a. sugar, the subject of the cover story in this month's issue of National Geographic magazine) and its even more vilified twin, high-fructose corn syrup.</b><p>For athletes, these sweeteners provide much-needed …

Salar de Uyuni: a journey across Bolivia’s remarkable salt flats

The world's largest salt flat - Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni - is a surreal realm of mirages, where the bone-dry landscape reflects the sky like a mirror. Lonely Planet's Greg Benchwick explored this eerie and unique place.<p>Exploring the desolation of the Salar de Uyuni. Image by Greg Benchwick / Lonely …

Britain's best ice cream parlours

A heatwave is upon us and what better time to experiment with the new trend in ice cream - scoops of deliciousness made from waste!<p>We are, of course, talking about food waste. Artisanal ice cream makers up and down the country are managing to come up with ever-more imaginative flavours ("mojito" or …

World's most and least expensive cities for sightseeing

A sightseeing bus tour in New York will cost a family of four almost £150, while in Delhi families will pay just £13.<p>A sightseeing tour on a bus is often the best way to explore a city but as anyone who's taken one will know, they are often costly.<p>Now new research by Moneycorp has quanitifed the …

UK beach hopping: three great coastal tours

North Cornwall<p>Northern Cornwall is home to dozens of beaches with lots to recommend them – not just their famous surf. You could discover plenty more …

World's Oldest Calendar Discovered in U.K.

A series of large pits were dug by Mesolithic people to track the cycle of the moon.<p><b>Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar</b>—<b>a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The</b> …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Nasa has announced it has successfully tested a 3D-printed rocket engine part http://bbc.in/1aIWmT5 The US space agency said that the injector component could be made more quickly and cheaply using the technique. The technique involves turning a computer-designed object into a real-world part by controlling a high-powered laser beam which melts and fuses thin layers of metallic powders into the preordained shape. Photo courtesy of Nasa

People Who Surf

Carlos Velarde's new position may pay less monetarily, but you just can't beat the benefits. Photo: Gilley<p>Despite having a beautiful young family and …

Travel on a Budget

Tropical barrels in Java aren't solely for the pros; with this advice you can get there affordably as well. Photo: Childs<p>Most of us will never get …

With not one but two coastlines and a wealth of coves and creeks, Devon is an excellent choice for an English seaside summer. Have you been? http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20130627-mini-guide-to-coastal-devon?OCID=fbtvl

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

The Mediterranean without the crowds

Even before the Romans laid claim to Mare Nostrum ('our sea'), the eyes of the world have looked greedily at the Mediterranean in summer and swooned. This bluest of blue seas, a beautiful picture in a perfect frame, is irresistible once the sun comes out.<p>However, it can also seem like half of …

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