15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments by

Daydream about an ideal fairytale retreat in the forest, and what you envision will likely look a lot like these 14 amazing arboreal creations. There’s simply no other word for them but ‘magical,’ and UK-based builder Blueforest has that style down pat with conical towers, Gothic windows, quirky cedar shingles and swaying rope bridges. Living [...]

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China is Building the World’s Largest Sea Plane

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments by

China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) is starting construction on the TA-600, the prototype of a giant seaplane that can land and takeoff from water.   Once completed in 2015, the TA-600 will have a take off weight of 53.5 tons (6 tons more than the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2, currently the world’s largest sea plane) [...]

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Do we really only use 10 per cent of our brain?

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments by

WE’VE long been told we only use 10 per cent of our brain. We’d love to think we have a massive reserve of potential waiting to be unlocked by the hard truth is we don’t. It’s perhaps this hope of harnessing extra brain power that has helped this myth perpetuate but there is no scientific [...]

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Every Time You Recycle a Bottle, This Machine Provides Stray Animals with Food

Jul 27, 2014 No Comments by

Rather than give coins back, Turkish company Pugedon’s new machine in Istanbul gives food and water for the city’s stray dogs when plastic bottles are recycled. After a bottle is deposited up top, food is released at the bottom, and the Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes operate at no charge to the city, with recycled bottles [...]

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B-And-Bee shelter looks to comfort festival goers

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments by

Each year, millions of people head to their festival of choice with tent and sleeping bag in hand. Belgian company Achilles Design aims to bring those festival goers a little extra comfort – and save space too – with its honeycomb-shaped B-And-Bee shelter. Bearing some resemblance to the Japanese Capsule Hotels we covered back in [...]

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The 12 Best Wireless Speakers

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments by

The first decision to make when it comes to wireless speakers is whether you want it to connect through Apple’s AirPlay, Bluetooth, or run them over a Wi-Fi network. This alone will narrow your options. Then you need to decide whether you want it to work indoors, outdoors, or both. Finally, you choose if you [...]

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7 Plants That May Save the World

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments by

Plants feed us, clothe us, shelter us, heal us, and unendingly inspire us with their everyday miracles. But, in many ways, despite the technological advances of society, we are still at the tip of the iceberg in harnessing the potential of the plant kingdom. In recent years, researchers around the globe have unlocked more and [...]

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10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work

Jul 21, 2014 1 Comment

The 61-year-old WITCH still calculates If you are imagining a really old woman with a crooked nose zapping around on a broomstick, you are imagining the wrong kind of witch. The WITCH that we’re talking about is actually the Hardwell Dekatron, a 61-year-old giant calculator that looks like something right out of Star Trek. The [...]

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The 20 Coolest Treehouse Hotels In The World

Jul 19, 2014 No Comments

It has been said that life is just one long journey back to the treehouse. That the treehouse is a return to childhood, a connection to our primal beginnings. With more and more resorts offering treetop accommodation, we’ve gathered together the 20 coolest treehouse hotels we could find. They’ll remind you of the treehouse your dad built. Though to be [...]

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The 18 Most Amazing Caves In The World

Jul 18, 2014 No Comments

We’ve explored the surface of Mars, spent time in space, and stared out at the far reaches of the universe and into the past. And yet amazingly, we still keep finding stuff here on earth that we never knew was there. As recently as 2009 the largest cave in the world was discovered. We’re still not sure how [...]

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