& 34;My philosophy is that I& 39;d rather have too much to read on a trip than too little.& 34; --Bill GatesSeven years ago, Bill Gates decided to start a tradition that benefits everyone with a passion for knowledge and reading good books. Since then, the founder of Microsoft Corporation annually shares two lists of his selected and favorite works of non-fiction and fiction: A summer reading list and a winter reading list.
June 21, 2014A German artist by the name Dietmar Voorwold is based in Scotland and he creates some of the most stunning art. However, he has turned his back on the traditional media used and instead makes land art from leaves and rocks, along with other materials sourced from nature and the surroundings.
June 29, 2014San Francisco is said to be the homeless capital of the US, with almost 6,500 people being homeless during 2013. Recently, city numbers put this figure at 4,300 people actually having to live on the streets. Homeless people are faced with numerous challenges, including not having access to water and soap for a shower as there are only around 20 shower stalls in the San Francisco region that they are able to use.
June 01, 2014When the weather is hot and sticky what better way is there to cool down than to dive into a swimming pool? But what happens if you are driving through the Mojave Desert, with nothing but sand stretching for miles around? Well there is a swimming pool in the desert, but you have to know where it is if you want to take a dip.
July 09, 2014BMW have just uploaded a new ad for the M4 and it has got the internet boat rocking as it shows the M4 tearing around quite an unusual racetrack - an aircraft carrier! Unfortunately though, it& 39;s not likely to be real but the clean cut video is certainly convincing and to be frank, we don& 39;t care if it is fake, it& 39;s still awesome.
July 08, 2014Rainforest Connection is looking to turn old tech from recycled phones into a mass listening network in the rainforest to alert authorities of illegal rainforest logging operations. The have launched a Kickstarter campaign looking to raise $100 000 to run two pilot programs that will cover 200-300 kilometers of rainforest in Brazil and Africa.
July 29, 2014Doll makers of today jump on the bandwagon when it comes to celebrities and pop stars and create a toy doll in their liking. However, often the dolls that are mass produced only vaguely resemble the person they are supposed to look like. Noel Cruz puts an end to this as he repaints dolls and turns them into an ultra-realistic plastic doll mimics.
August 18, 2014Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev from Russia completed a 5 hour and 11 minute spacewalk on Monday and part of the excursion was manually putting a nanosatellite dubbed Chasqui 1 into orbit - and it was all captured in stunning images. Image Source: Oleg Artemyev & 39;Shortly after the spacewalk began at 10:02 a.
September 28, 2014Sometimes you come across places in the world that can only be described as jaw dropping. The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is definitely one of these places; it is so surreal that a visit there will have you nipping yourself to wakeup from a dream. The gardens are a billion dollar techno-garden theme park that is absolutely stunning.
September 05, 2014Artist Bradley Hart from Canada has put his own stamp on some of the classic paintings, painted by some of the great masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse and Monet. The artist makes two different versions of well-known works of art, one an injected bubble wrap version, and the other excess acrylic drippings on wood.
October 01, 2014If you are considering getting away from it all this winter and you have a pocket full, or rather a bank full, of money then you might want to consider these top 7 extravagant holiday ideas.Hire the RV Pegaso for £441,000 Image Courtesy of Dailymail If heading out on a boat is your cup of tea you might want to go to the extreme and hire the 242ft yacht that goes by the name of the RV Pegaso.
October 17, 2014How far would you go for the good of the environment? Perhaps you recycle or ride a bicycle to work instead of taking the car to do your bit but would you consider moving into a dumpster for a year? That is just what Dr Jeff Wilson from the Huston-Tillotson University decided to do; take an old dumpster, transform it and then live in it for a whole year.
October 06, 2014An Apple 1 computer was recently put up for auction at Bonhams auction house and it stole the show to become the most expensive Apple computer to have ever been sold with the hammer being struck at US$905,000. Image Source: Bonhams Apple made just 200 of their Apple 1 computers and these were the first ever personal computers from Apple to make their way onto the market.
May 03, 2017If you ask someone if they could draw a perfect circle freehand the answer is likely to be & 39;no& 39;. Well now you can surprise them with this simple technique, that with minimal practice, will allow you to draw a pretty perfect circle. Image Source: DaveHax DaveHax has a video on his Youtube channel showing you just how simple it is.
November 05, 2014 Image Source: Jonty Hurwitz Artist Jonty Hurwitz has created so far the most detailed nano-sculptures with 3D printing and a technique called & 34;Multi-Photon Lithography& 34;. Similar to standard photolithography techniques, multiphoton lithography is a technique for creating small features in a photosensitive material.
December 05, 2014The world is increasing in population more and more each year and this puts an even greater strain on the world& 39;s resources. However, Shimizu, a firm from Japan, have now come up with a rather clever idea that could help to ease the strain, by way of an underwater city called the Ocean Spiral.
November 23, 2014Studiomobile are a design office from Italy who have teamed up with Professor Stefano Mancuso from the University of Florence to come up with a floating greenhouse, known as the Jellyfish Barge. The aim of the project was to find a way of improving security of food in regions where there is very little arable land for agriculture.
December 03, 2014Artist Charles Young doesn’t chill out and relax with his feet up during his spare time. Instead, he has given himself the task of creating scenes in miniature from paper with moving parts. He is building a moving paper city day by day and he has called it Paperholm. Image Source: Charles Young Charles has a Masters in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art and his models are based on his knowledge of how buildings are contrasted, something he has studied for over six years.
December 05, 2014While many people around the world take the internet for granted, in a lot of parts of Africa many people have never had an education let alone seen or used the internet. This is due to the fact that there are regions where it isn’t practical to have built a school and take on teachers to provide children with an education.
December 18, 2014It& 39;s that time of year again where we are all out buying and making gifts for family and friends and workplaces and clubs are doing Secret Santa. With all the busyness and rush at this time of year we want to make it easy for you to sort out your Secret Santa by presenting 10 gifts that don& 39;t actually suck (Oh, and they are all sourced from independent sellers on Etsy).
December 29, 2014The majority of us will never make the cut to be among the NASA astronauts who are chosen to walk on the moon but you can at least get a feel of what it’s like wearing a jacket worn by astronauts. The SpaceLife jacket is a look alike but not an actual replica of the spacesuits that real life astronauts wear.