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Solar Impulse 2 pilot becomes aviation legend

Geneva (AFP) - At 62 years of age, Swiss Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg has made aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific that he has called "an interior journey".

After travelling more than 8,000 kilometres (4,900 miles) on the latest leg of the round-the-world …


eBoy Zürich Hauptbahnhof Pixorama

Sweden tackles climate change

International commitments

Sweden’s reputation as an environmen­tal pioneer began with a number of pro­active moves in the 1960s and 1970s. Recognising …


Der Fuchs und die Frau Gevatterin

Die Wölfin brachte ein Junges zur Welt und ließ den Fuchs zu Gevatter einladen. "Er ist doch nahe mit uns verwandt," sprach sie, "hat einen guten …

Der Wolf und der Fuchs

Der Wolf hatte den Fuchs bei sich, und was der Wolf wollte, das mußte der Fuchs tun, weil er der schwächste war, und der Fuchs wäre gerne des Herrn …

Der Wolf und der Mensch

Der Fuchs erzählte einmal dem Wolf von der Stärke des Menschen, kein Tier könnte ihm widerstehen, und sie müßten List gebrauchen, um sich vor ihm zu …

Yosemite Street View

Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz creates what at first appears to be sleek, minimalist, Ikea-esque pieces of furniture, but there is more to them than meets the eye. In his recently published videos on Vimeo, he demonstrates that his “functional sculptures” are far more than what they …


What's Really Warming the World?


NASA's Model

Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …


These Friends Built Tiny Homes Just to Live Next to Each Other

Welcome to "Bestie Row."

Living on the same block as all of your best friends is something that many dream about, but few probably get to experience. But for four couples in Texas, that dream was enough to incite them to create what the Internet is dubbing "Bestie Row," a mini neighborhood where …


#pink #texture #architecture #design

Textured patina finish I did using layers of paint and dark wax over a DIY fail stain job (done by the previous owner). Full pics of this console/sofa table coming tomorrow. #howtomakeabadfinishgood #patina #texture #revampedhomefurnishings

Craftsman keeps straw skills alive

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Wohlen in the northern canton of Aargau was one of the major centres for woven straw production anywhere in the …


Shaolin Monks Training (18 pictures)

Shaolin Kungfu practiced by monks from Shaolin Monastery takes martial arts to a brand new level.

As Shaolin monks believe the strength comes only …

Martial Arts

Sechse kommen durch die ganze Welt - Brüder Grimm

Es war einmal ein Mann, der verstand allerlei Künste er diente im Krieg und hielt sich brav und tapfer, aber als der Krieg zu Ende war, bekam er den …

Die drei Glückskinder - Brüder Grimm

Ein Vater ließ einmal seine drei Söhne vor sich kommen und schenkte dem ersten einen Hahn, dem zweiten eine Sense, dem dritten eine Katze. "Ich bin …

Jorinde und Joringel - Brüder Grimm

Es war einmal ein altes Schloß mitten in einem großen dicken Wald, darinnen wohnte eine alte Frau ganz allein, das war eine Erzzauberin. Am Tage …

These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

Created with funding through SELAVIP and the input of the local community, the adjustable Framework House can be customised to the client’s needs, …


Climate Change: Why the Tropical Poor Will Suffer Most

As the Pope calls for action on climate change, a growing body of evidence shows that low-latitude countries will feel the heaviest effects of global …

Climate Change

Scientists Capture the Energy of Evaporation to Drive Tiny Engines

Devices produce electricity from spores resting on water’s surface, but practical applications remain distant. This rotary engine is turned by tiny …