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Amazing Golf Courses

Posted By Guest on February 01, 2010

Idaho Resort Floating Green

Idaho Resort Floating Green

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene in North Idaho. Opening in 1991 to unprecedented reviews and awards, The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course established itself as a premier destination golf course.Read More

Time Capsules

Posted By Guest on February 01, 2010

Everything from beer & cigarettes to an entire car have been sealed in vaults for 50 to five thousand years
Seward, Nebraska Time Capsule

Seward, Nebraska Time Capsule

The official GWBR-certified “World’s Largest Time Capsule” is located in Seward, Nebraska. At that location sits a brilliant white pyramid below which is a 20' by 8' by 6' concrete vault housing a variety of seventies memorabilia including a new 1975 Chevy Vega and a leisure suit.Read More

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Musical Instrument Sculptures

Posted By Lisa McNear on February 01, 2010

Musical Instrument Sculptures

These creative sculptures are cast in resin and hand painted designs that are available as a trumpet, piano, clarinet, and guitar. Priced at $30.Read More

Self-Harvesting Kinetic Energy

Posted By Guest on January 31, 2010

Energy-harvesting rubber nanoribbons could power cellphones, other gadgets or medical devices
Self-Harvesting Kinetic Energy

Power-generating rubber film developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.Read More

Metal Foam

Posted By Guest on January 31, 2010

New metal foam material absorbs seven to eight times the energy absorbed by similar foams
Metal Foam

Uncompressed and Compressed Metal Foam

Aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei set out to make a material as light as aluminum and stronger than stainless steel. Her goal was to create something that could be used in products that would save lives, save energy and eventually save money, all at the same time.Read More

Amazing Superimposed Photos

Posted By Guest on January 30, 2010

Superimposed photos combine the present with the past
Superimposed Photo: Thomas Circle, Washington, DC

Superimposed Photo: Thomas Circle, Washington, DC

These clever superimposed photos align historical photos with today's actual surroundings by placing an old photo in front of the subject, then taking a picture of both.

For those lucky enough to have a box of early 20th century photographs - and even luckier to find the subjects still exist - it might be worth a drive to track down some of the locations to get some really cool and attention-getting photographs.Read More

The World's Fastest Elevator

Posted By Guest on January 30, 2010

Hitachi's G1TOWER is the World’s Tallest Elevator Research Tower Scheduled for Completion in April
Hitachi' World's Fastest Elevator

Hitachi will conduct verification tests on its world's fastest elevator, with a rated speed of 58 feet per second, as well as product development targeting the world's largest high-speed, high-capacity elevator, which will be capable of carrying a five-ton load with a rated speed of 32 feet/sec.Read More

Fun Car Facts

Posted By Guest on January 30, 2010

Things You May Not Know About Cars
Fun Car Facts

The First Recorded Sound

Posted By Guest on January 29, 2010

The world's first voice recording dates back to 1860, more than 17 years before Edison's phonograph was invented
The First Recorded Sound

Thomas Edison's “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil in 1877 wasn't the first recorded sound. A Frenchman named Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was the first to record sound almost two decades earlier.Read More

General Motors to Build Electric Motors

Posted By Guest on January 29, 2010

GM to invest $246 million in electric motor and electric drive facilities in the U.S. with a planned 2013 debut
General Motors to Build Electric Motors

GM will expand its in-house electric vehicle development capabilities by becoming the first major U.S. automaker to design and manufacture electric motors, a core technology for hybrids and electric vehicles.Read More