Arcologies

As the world’s population continues to boom so does density in major conurbations. This increase in density is actually increasing around the world as an influx of people move to the cities in search of jobs and the (often hollow) promise of a better life. The shift from oil to biofuels is augmenting the problem because land that may have been used for development...

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Satellite imagery used to be the exclusive domain of governments and spy agencies, but ever since Google Maps and Google Earth we can all get to see weird things! Fancy a look at Area 51? Wondered what it’s like in downtown Moscow? Or maybe you want to check out the Principality of Sealand? These are just ordinary, everyday things that millions of people use Google Maps and Earth to research every day. But what about the things you weren’t supposed to see, the freaks of camera? Here...

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If the world wants to do something about global warming then we need to change more than just how we live, we need to change what we live in. There is endemic negligence and a multiplicity of inadequacies with regards sustainable living in our current mainstream architectural design practices. This lack of an environmentally-conscious approach to construction is evident in the ...

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Ever since the origin of rollercoasters mankind has been pushing the envelope to see how fast and hard a person can safely be hurtled down a track. The further you venture from a soft, comfortable ride the thrillseeker gets the more fun is to be experienced. Things have developed a whole lot since the early days of ice slides and wooden rollercoasters. Now it is more common for a coaster to have 90 degree drops, reach speeds in excess of 100mph and throw you into corners with G forces normally...

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It’s easy to to think that individuals can’t make a difference when it comes to the issue of global warming. How often do we hear reports of governments and large companies making sweeping changes to help reduce their carbon pollution compared to smaller micro schemes? I often question the impact of individuals only to realise that real measurable change will only happen when everybody acts together. It is entirely possible to travel in an environmentally responsible way whereby you...

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It’s not the bear in cartoons but it’s called the Yoggie Gatekeeper Pro: protects your laptop and fits inside your pocket.
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This is the DMP or the Dual Music Player, which is the smallest CD player that you can arry around when you travel. It is a media player that can play MP3s and CDs. Yes, there are other portable media players that can play MP3s, and of course Discmans that can play CDs, but this Dual Music Player can play both forms of media.
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Okay it’s a song, but I just had to tell you about my backpack bicycle that I carry around when I travel. It weighs only twelve pounds and I can fold it to a volume of only one cubic foot. When I want to use it, it takes me just ten seconds to unfold the entire bicycle. The foldable bicycle has some really quick release clamps for that fast unfolding...

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If you always find yourself unable to get some decent shut eye when you’re jetsetting, you might want to try what I use.

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I am pretty sure that you will agree with me when I throw you the cliche health is wealth. I always carry around my SteriPen water purifier whenever I travel to ensure that I will not be rushed to the hospital due to amoebiasis or other sickness.
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Hi! I am a self-confessed geek with an insatiable appetite for gadgets and travel. Currently I own a MacBook Pro, 30GB iPod video and a big credit card balance.
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