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Hoverboard world record broken with 2km flight

Frenchman Franky Zapata used the jet-powered device to fly above the waters of the Mediterranean<p>A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a jet-powered hoverboard, setting an apparent new world record.<p>The Guinness World Records reported on its website that 37-year-old Franky …

Hoverboards

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

Bike Lanes

Here's What Obama Said at SXSW About Apple vs. FBI

Addressing for the first time the issues raised by Apple (APPL) vs. FBI, President Obama spoke for nearly 12 minutes at South By Southwest Friday …

Privacy

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

Walmart Makes It Easier To Switch Clouds With OneOps

Walmart has open sourced the OneOps software that the company acquired as part of its purchase of the eponymous company OneOps in 2013.<p>Walmart purchased OneOps as part of its move to convert its own eCommerce software from a monolithic application “deployed once every two months” into a …

eCommerce

Google hits back in attempt to stop DMV passing 'perplexing' driverless car rules

Earlier this week, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California proposed new driverless car rules that could seriously hamper Google’s vision of fully autonomous vehicles on the road. Now, in a bid to nip the proposal in the bud, Chris Urmson, head of Google’s driverless car project, has …

National Geographic Travel

Skyfall

Meteors over Mount Rainier, from last August’s Perseid meteor shower.<p>Matt Dieterich submitted this composite image to EarthSky this week. It’s from …

Astronomy

Striking View

Photographers Capture Rocketeers Through the Windows of a Massive Airliner

What’s the riskiest thing you’ve ever done for a photo? I’m guessing that for most of you, it’s not quite as crazy as what you’re about to see:<p>After …

Photography

6 Photographers Invited to Photograph 1 Man Reveal the Power of Perspective

Canon performed an experiment called Decoy to explore the power of perspective. This very visual project sought to find out how influential a photographer's outlook can be. Six photographers were invited to participate, each one separately capturing a portrait of a man named Michael. On the day of …

Photography

This is How Far Canon DSLRs Have Come in the Past 17 Years

Want to see how the great-grandfather of Canon DSLRs compares to the company’s latest and greatest camera? Photographer Jim Goldstein got his hands …

14 ghostly photos of famous Egyptian landmarks with no tourists

Tourists have traveled to Egypt's ancient pyramids and historic monuments for centuries.<p>But tourism has dropped rapidly in recent years, as violent conflicts following the 2011 revolution have been particularly successful in scaring off travelers.<p>According to a recent Reuters article, 9.9 million …

Cairo

High Key, Low Key, Or Just Badly Exposed?

Here is Wikipedia’s definition for <b>Low-Key</b> Lighting:<p>Low-key lighting is a style of lighting for photography, film or television. It is a necessary …

Photography

The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

Nature Communications

Zuckerberg: 15M people worldwide can now access the Web via Internet.org

Facebook’s controversial free Internet project, Internet.org, has now brought online 15 million people who would otherwise have remained offline, according to comments from Mark Zuckerberg at a Townhall Q&A in India on Wednesday.<p>This number reflects global figures, but in India alone, the number of …

Clever Lens Heating Tip For Star Photography

Shooting the night skies is a very rewarding field of photography, especially after you’ve sat in the dark cold night for 5 hours waiting for a time …

Google ad boss: Ad blockers are 'a blunt instrument and we need to be worried'

Ad-blocking software, which nixes display advertising from websites, became a hot topic after an Apple operating-system update allowed ad blocking on iPhones and iPads for the first time.<p>Although Ramaswamy made it clear that mobile advertising is still doing "incredibly well for Google and …

Digital Advertising

5 Reasons You Need To Visit The Swiss Alps

Got mountains on the mind? So do we. The Swiss Alps are perhaps the most iconic and stunning mountains on the planet and we've got five adventures that are more than enough reason for you to start making your plans to visit. We know you bucket list is long, but these need to be added...and probably …

Paragliding

Seven Nat Geo Photographers on Witnessing Climate Change

This month, as <i>National Geographic’s</i> climate change issue<i>National Geographic’s</i> climate change issue hits the stands, we asked seven photographers to share their most poignant images that reflect climate change. From direct examples to more tangential manifestations, we were interested in seeing how …

Capital Controls Blowback? Bitcoin Surges Back To Pre-China-Currency Wars Levels

At $267, Bitcoin has retraced the entire plunge from China's initial devaluation entry into the currency wars and the Black Monday dump. It appears, …

Cryptocurrency

President Obama Crashes Wedding Photographs

San Diego-based wedding photographers Jeff and Erin Youngren got an unexpected surprise this past weekend after President Obama stepped into the …

Pete Souza

Boudoir photographer shares a life-affirming letter from a client's husband

A boudoir photographer has inspired thousands thanks to a Facebook post that taps into the vulnerability associated with her line of work, and the …

Photography

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

European Travel

Wanted: Wedding Photography in Exchange for Free Instagram Publicity

Instagram has over 400 million active users now, and top photographers on the service can make thousands of dollars <i>per photo</i> by promoting products. …