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Crowd-funded Lego car powered by air

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1038000/1038490_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524868418_65e0208a40324dbed6e7cfb2bd43d8a5<p><b>An air-powered car built of Lego, that can reach a top speed of around 20km/h (12mph) has hit the roads of Melbourne.</b><p>It was built by an …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Watch the hilarious Gravity parody Alfonso Cuarón's IKEA

YouTube user Daniel Hubbard decided to parody the one of the biggest movies of the year, <b>Gravity</b>. The premise is a young couple get seperated while …

Instagram Fills Up with Batkid Photos as SF Helps Bring a Young Boy’s Dream to Life

Yesterday a young boy named Miles, better known now as Batkid, inspired the world and probably became the most photographed child on Earth, if only …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Motorola's 'Project Ara' modular smartphone setup switches out hardware like apps

We were intrigued by the Phonebloks concept phone that teased the ability to switch out a handset's components the way most users change ringtones, and now Motorola is putting its resources behind it. In what Motorola calls Project Ara, the advanced Technology and Products group is working with …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Piracy site IsoHunt to shut down and pay $110m

<b>IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement.</b><p>The site's owner, Canadian Gary Fung, has agreed to pay $110m (£68m) to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).<p>MPAA chairman Chris Dodd said the move was a "major step …

EnerPlex Packr Backpack Keeps Your Gadgets Going with a Built-In Solar Charger

If you’re away from an outlet all day for school or spend a lot of time outdoors camping or hiking you know how hard it can be to keep your …

Gear & Gadgets

Flying mini-robot cleaners win design competition

An automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots has been awarded first place in the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab competition.<p>The winning concept, known as 'Mab', is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots. The robots clean surfaces by …

Robotics

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Clever Treehouse Bicycle Zips Passengers 30 Feet Up

The faster you pedal, the faster you will zip up, up, and away on Ethan Schlussler's human-powered elevator. In only one week, Schlussler eliminated the need for a regular old ladder and replaced it with this environmentally friendly pulley system that transports him 30 feet up to the entrance of …

Treehouses

Why Changing Your Desk Changes The Way You Work

To clutter or not to clutter? That is only one of many work-space issues. Let’s go beneath the surface.<p>What you’re working on is really important.<p>No, not the task on your to-do list–the actual surface that you’re physically working on. Your desk.<p>As people are getting more mindful of their workdays, …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave

1 / 4<p>This undated handout photo provided by Procter & Gamble shows the company's Gillette Guard, a low-cost razor designed for emerging markets like …

26 Crazy Things That Only Happen In India

But its massive population combined with rapid economic growth has also created plenty of unusual challenges related to bureaucracy, infrastructure, and crime.<p>And all of this has collided with India's unique and colorful culture.<p>India has tacky $200k t-shirts, weaponized chili peppers, and …

5 Surprising Facts About Nikola Tesla

The brilliant inventor gets a new statue in Long Island.<p><b>A new statue of Nikola Tesla now graces New York's Long Island, the latest homage to the celebrated visionary. At the statue's unveiling last week, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told the dedication crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe</b> …

The Top Five Vitamins You Should Not Take

I used to take vitamin supplements almost every day. Taking vitamins seemed like a good idea: after all, we know that vitamins are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. I always thought that vitamins were an inexpensive way to get a little bit healthier.<p>Millions of …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Nirvana by Numbers

What role did Eastern religions play in the foundation of our modern number system?<p>What has India given to the world?<p>Nothing.<p>The mathematical concept of zero emerged in India about one and a half thousand years ago, and this summer I travelled there to visit a temple where the oldest known zero …

Kerala's top 10 budget beach hotels, homestays and guesthouses

Whether you're looking for inner peace or just want to laze on some of India's best beaches, you can stay in style without breaking the bank on Kerala's beautiful coast<p>Bohemian Masala, Varkala beach<p>Budget accommodation doesn't get much better than this. Bohemian Masala offers an imaginative …

Gaming the system: Edward Thorp and the wearable computer that beat Vegas

"My name is Edward Thorp."<p>"My name is Edward Thorp."<p>"<i>My</i> name is Edward Thorp."<p>It's 1964 and Edward Thorp is on the television game show <i>To Tell The Truth</i>, sitting alongside two other well-dressed men also claiming to be Edward Thorp, a man so adept at card counting that he'd been barred from Las …