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21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

National Parks

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Raspberry Pi

Stockholm metro deserted beauty caught on camera

For most Stockholm residents, the city's metro is just a transport system to get them to and from work.<p>But St Petersburg-born photographer Alexander Dragunov saw it differently when he moved to the Swedish capital, and started taking photos of it from angles commuters hadn't seen before.<p>His photos …

Stockholm

Automatic Sperm Extractor Introduced Into A Chinese Hospital

A Chinese hospital in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, has introduced a new machine that makes sperm donation even easier- an automatic sperm …

Google “moonshot” group demos modular phone that (almost) actually works | Ars Technica

Projects Ara and Tango were the focus of an ATAP presentation at Google I/O.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is …

Google previews next version of Android, codenamed “L release” | Ars Technica

New ART runtime offers "2x performance boost" across all apps.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—We're live from Google I/O 2014, where Google has just taken the wraps …

Michigan Is Building A Fake City Just To Test Driverless Cars

The test facility has been designed for the sole purpose of evaluating the capabilities of connected and automated vehicles and systems. It will occupy 30 acres at Michigan University's North Campus Research Complex, where the Mobility Transformation Facility (MTF) will simulate the broad range of …

University of Michigan

There Is A Giant Underground Trampoline In Wales And It Looks Amazing

Let's bounce!

England

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Bridges

Interesting Engineering

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Metaio is Combining Infrared and AR Tech to Create a New Interface for Wearables

Augmented reality company Metaio has announced today that it is working on a system called ‘Thermal Touch’ which allows people using Google Glass-like wearable technology to turn any surface around them info a usable interface.<p>The company said that by combining an infrared image with a regular …

GUARDIAN smart helmet offers motorcyclists extra safety and functionality

Motorcycle riding is dangerous. There's no questioning that. So any extra level of safety is definitely welcomed into the motorcycling world. Now, …

See the US only locals know

Last week, US President Barack Obama pitched the United States as the next travel hotspot – so we went in search of some of the country’s charming, quirky and lesser-known sights.<p>Last week, US President Barack Obama visited upstate New York’s Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in an effort to …

National Parks

This Harvard grad decided to follow his passion to undertake an epic 4 year journey across Africa.

In a world laced with vagabonds-on-steroids and a bunch of country-counting, miles-flaunting, hasty travelers, Francis Tapon stands out as a …

Mad inventor does it again with terrifying wrist mounted flame-thrower

Recently we reported on Colin Furze's wolverine claws that he knocked up in his project shed. The things seem pretty damn lethal and videos show both …

Interesting Engineering

Solar Impulse 2: Plane makes inaugural flight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1081000/1081204_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524679186_a4d115b0f46161cbff1b72e05fb15d29<p><b>A solar-powered plane that will be taken on a round-the-world journey in 2015 has made its inaugural flight.</b><p>The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle …

Solar Impulse

Interesting Engineering

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 event in under six minutes

"You've been told to buy a tablet, but you know you need a laptop." Though freshly-minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave the opening remarks, today's Surface Pro 3 event was all about Surface creator Panos Panay — dropping tablets, playing with scales, pushing hinges, and giving more than a few …

See the Ice field in Canadian Rockies from Glacier Skywalk with Glass-bottom

When the original designs for the Glacier Skywalk were revealed in 2011 they were applauded and <b>took the title at the World Architecture Festival in</b> …

Sunrise at Wadi Doan

The Californian ski resort praying for snow

<b>It takes just over an hour to drive from the heart of Hollywood to Mount Waterman, the nearest ski resort to Los Angeles.</b><p>You travel up a windy mountain road, and into an alpine world where mobile phones don't work, and there are no hotels, no shops, no petrol stations.<p>And no snow. Well, not enough …

Skiing

Easyjet develops flying robots to inspect aircraft

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1074000/1074881_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524666568_b7292ebd0f2962846eb14d0149be0438<p><b>Easyjet is developing drones to inspect its fleet of Airbus aircraft, and may introduce the flying maintenance robots as early as next year.</b><p>The drones …

Sharm el-Sheikh

How faecal transplantation is gaining credibility

Many find the idea of faecal, or poo transplants disgusting. However a growing body of evidence suggests this could be a lifesaver, as Bryn Nelson reports.<p>This is how far a mother will go.<p>Your daughter has been sick for more than four years with a severe autoimmune disease that has left her colon …

Medicine

China: Firm 3D prints 10 full-sized houses in a day

<b>A company in China has used giant 3D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached single-storey houses in a day, it appears.</b><p>A private firm, WinSun, used four 10m x 6.6m printers to spray a mixture of cement and construction waste to build the walls, layer by layer, official Xinhua news agency …

3D Printing

This Land Is Your Land

Feeding nine billion—and eventually ten billion—means growing crops faster, smarter, and in new places. Do we need to find more land?<p>Light, seeds, soil, and water. The recipe for growing food out of the ground is among the planet’s simplest equations. Tweak the variables—less light, different …

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

<b>A photographer who snapped what could be the world's only girl hunting with a golden eagle says watching her work was an amazing sight.</b><p>Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for …

Birds
Roads