Category: STORIES

Mar 31, 2012

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Photograph by TEK @ tekrmd.com Tek RMD provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture, facilitating their movement and comfortable completion of their daily tasks indoors, such as in the home, office and shopping mall. Tek RMD…

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Mar 22, 2012

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

Photograph by SIEMA @ Panoramio.com The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is an international mountain sightseeing route some 90 kilometers (56 miles) long. The route goes across the 3,000-meter-high North Alpine mountains, the so-called “roof of Japan,” and connects Toyama and Shinano Omachi. You can enjoy the panorama by taking a train, highland bus,…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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Feb 20, 2012

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

The Tiniest Chameleon in the World

Photograph by Glaw F, Kohler J, Townsend TM, Vences M A new species of Leaf Chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagasar have been discovered and they are the tiniest in the world. Adult males of the species grow to just over a half-inch (16 mm) from nose to bottom and about 1 inch (30…

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Feb 10, 2012

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes In Porto Alegre, Brazil, there is a beautiful street called Rua Goncalo de Carvalho that is completely blanketed in trees. Over a span of 500 meters (0.3 miles), the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees. The trees were actually planted in the 1930s by German…

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Feb 9, 2012

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Photograph via cafeteriafraiche on Reddit As the deep freeze spreads across Europe, one country that is embracing the cooler weather is The Netherlands. With temperatures dropping to around -7 degrees Celsius (19 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier this week, many of Amsterdam’s iconic canals have frozen over, allowing residents and tourists to skate the city’s…

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Feb 6, 2012

12 Historic Photographs That Were Manipulated

12 Historic Photographs That Were Manipulated

With the advent of powerful desktop publishing software like Adobe Photoshop, digital image manipulation has become mainstream. However, even before the invention of such software, doctored and tampered photos were used to alter perception and shape history. Fourandsix.com has chronicled these occurrences in their brilliant series, ‘Photo Tampering throughout History‘. Below you will find…

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