Melinda Gray

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Gravitational waves discovery wins Breakthrough of the Year award

The <i>Physics World</i> Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to the Ligo team for its discovery of gravitational waves.<p>Gravitational waves are ripples …

The Freelancer’s Guide to Flipboard

As the CEO, CFO and sole employee of a one-person startup, the freelancer must be motivated and multifaceted, managing the work, identifying new opportunities for income, and mastering the delicate art of self-promotion. Here are three ways Flipboard can help.<p><b>1. Make a digital portfolio</b><br>Sure, a …

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Top 10 scenic drives

They don't call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.<p>A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new <i>USA</i> guide for more, and …

Staying connected on the road: your tips

Travel is all about the thrill of the open road, endless possibilities, and leaving behind the day-to-day… but is that a trilling mobile phone we hear? Are you checking in on Facebook before you’ve even checked in at the hotel?<p>Ok, we admit it: one of the many joys of travel is sharing your …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Colorado's best scenic drives

Colorado has 25 nationally designated Scenic & Historic Byways, and a number of mind-blowing drives that didn’t make the list, but should definitely make yours. Some will take all day and have you discussing the blows of history and time; others are short hops to lonely mountain passes that are …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Road tripping through Lonely Planet's top US destinations

Buckle up: it's time to hit the road! Our travel experts have rounded up the Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014, giving you brand new reasons to visit long-time favorites and also less-touristed places that are ripe for exploring, right now.<p>Is getting there half the fun? Find out for yourself …

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South Dakota's best scenic drives

With jaw-dropping scenery and hundreds of miles of winding roads, western South Dakota is a driver’s playground. These top routes make up some of the state’s best scenic drives. The region is rife with iconic national parks and top attractions, with some history, whimsy, buffalo and badlands thrown …

Highs and lows of the 395: road tripping down California's highway of superlatives

US highway 395 is California's backbone. Running east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's also a road of superlatives: highest, lowest, hottest, deepest, oldest – the 395 passes close by a whole host of -ests. And then there are the ghost towns, living towns, ski resorts, tufa formations …

Hiking

How to Make a Sailboat Fly

A high-tech sailboat's bold quest: setting a new record in the L.A.-to-Honolulu passage. We find out how engineers built this boat that flies over the water.<p><b>The experimental French trimaran Hydroptère</b> has a footprint the size of a basketball court and a 100-foot-high carbon-fiber mast that can fly …

Trace Any U.S. Waterway Upstream, Downstream, Sidestream

Just kidding, sidestream isn't a thing. But the first two will keep you plenty busy.<p>Remember this map of all the waterways in the U.S. from earlier this summer? Now there's something even more fun: An interactive app that lets you not only see the waterways, but trace them to their source (or to …

Girls Getaway Guide to Las Vegas

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more guaranteed-awesome girlfriend getaway than Las Vegas. Despite what you may feel about yard-long Technicolor …

Ikea’s New Catalog Magically Transforms Into Furniture

Most augmented reality apps are silly. You sit in front of your computer, aim the webcam at your desk, and some moving promotion appears to be standing there (you know, sort of, because you’re still looking through your laptop to make that magic happen).<p>But now, Ikea has developed a killer app for …

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Top Five From LAIY: Week Of 7.29 - The Fox Is Black

Creating Community Through Craft: An Interview With Karen Kimmel<br>Karen Kimmel is kind of like machine. She’s one of those people who has evolved into …

Articles about 3 options outdoor lighting on Dwell.com - Dwell

Be they medieval torches blazing on battlements or bug zappers crackling to life with each new victim, the need for outdoor...<p>With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put together an easy-to-follow guide to creating the...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside …

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