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Jumbo Hostel - Spend the Night in a Comfy Passenger Plane
[01 Feb, 2011] comments (0)
If you visit Stockholm you have the chance to spend some time onboard of a retired 747-200 plane, which has been transformed into a hostel. ...
Small Apartment Enriched with 25,000 Ping-Pong Balls
[25 Jan, 2011] comments (0)
The tiny 90 square-feet apartment of Daniel Arsham is very unique, serving just two main functions for the owner: sleeping and dressing. ...
LED Cube - One of the Geekiest Things Ever Built
[24 Jan, 2011] comments (0)
Probably one of the geekiest electronic projects that appeared on the Internet recently is this 8x8x8 LED cube. ...
German Artist Builds Hotel Using Garbage from All Over Europe
[21 Jan, 2011] comments (0)
Ha Schult, an artist from Germany, decided to create a temporary 5-room hotel from materials he was able to find in landfills, beaches and flea markets. ...
One Man Built a Beautiful Cathedral in the City of Madrid
[17 Jan, 2011] comments (0)
A very beautiful cathedral has been rising in one of Madrid's neighborhoods for about half a century. Its author is Justo Martinez. The most impressive fact is that Don Justo has been making almost everything single-handedly. ...
World's First Skyscraper Was Erected in Britain, Not the United States
[17 Jan, 2011] comments (0)
Untill now two skyscrapers were involved in the competition for the first skyscraper ever built - the Home Insurance building, erected in 1885 in Chicago and Equitable Life Assurance Building, constructed in 1870 in New York. ...
Water-Powered Jetpack Unveiled in London
[12 Jan, 2011] comments (2)
The water-powered jetpack, developed by engineers from Canada, can help its user fly at an altitude of 30 meters and reach a top speed of 22 miles per hour. ...
GE Presents Video that Illustrates the Science of Hybrid Dynamic Braking
[10 Jan, 2011] comments (0)
Specialists from GE in collaboration with the Barbarian Group created a very nice video that shows the science of hybrid dynamic braking using falling tomatoes, a watermelon, a bowling ball and more. ...
Israeli Researcher Creates Interactive Touchscreen Film
[16 Dec, 2010] comments (1)
This year's technical innovation award at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival was given to a movie developed Prof. Nitzan Ben Shaul from the Tel Aviv University. ...
Chernobyl to Be Open for Tourists in 2011
[14 Dec, 2010] comments (0)
Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman stated that specialists are working on travel routes around Chernobyl. These routes, according to the Yershova, will be both medically safe and informative for all guests. ...
Artist Builds Cities Using Old Computer Parts
[10 Dec, 2010] comments (0)
A talented artist created an impressive collection of cities scrapes made of old computer parts. The works of Franco Recchia show that with a little bit of imagination it is possible to make art from e-waste. ...
4SKINS Underwear Absorbs Offensive Odors
[30 Nov, 2010] comments (0)
4SKINS is a new type of underwear that is made from special odor absorbing fabric. The new type of material used in 4SKINS is not only odor-absorbing but also allows your nether regions to breathe. ...
Photographer Creates an 80 Gigapixel Image of London
[22 Nov, 2010] comments (0)
Jeffrey Martin is the author of the world's biggest picture. The 8 gigapixel image illustrates London in all of its glory. ...
Artist Creates Unique Coral Reef from Life-Sized Human Sculptures
[12 Nov, 2010] comments (2)
Probably one of the greatest modern works of art was created by Jason deCaires Taylor. The artist decided to make a unique artificial coral reef of statues that he calls the Silent Evolution found off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. ...
French Spiderman Climbs Tallest Observation Wheel
[11 Nov, 2010] comments (0)
Alain Robert, aka Spiderman, has climbed the tallest observation wheel in the world. During his latest feat, Robert wore a new chronograph wristwatch from the famous Swiss watchmaker Zenith. ...

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