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Nemo's Garden Takes Farming To The Next Frontier - Underwater!

By Allegra Staples on August 31, 2015
Nemo's Garden Takes Farming To The Next Frontier - Underwater!

An agricultural experiment called Nemo's Garden is literally taking farming to a new level - about 20-feet below the ocean's surface! The endeavor is the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur and scuba diving enthusiast Sergio Gamberini who wanted to combine his passion for diving and farming to create a sustainable food source without disturbing underwater ecosystems.

Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

By Meera Dolasia on August 30, 2015
Spain's Messy La Tomatina Festival Celebrates 70 Years!

Tossing food at total strangers is not something that is acceptable in most settings. However, at Bunol's La Tomatina festival, it is not just accepted but encouraged. That's because the whole purpose of the event that is held annually on the last Wednesday of August, is to pelt friends and total strangers with as many tomatoes as possible.

SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Pod Competition

By June Liu on August 28, 2015
SpaceX Announces Hyperloop Pod Competition

In August 2013, Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, the world's first privately funded spacecraft company unveiled a 57-page white paper that outlined a radical new supersonic transportation system. Called Hyperloop, it envisioned giving residents of high-traffic cities that lie within short distances the option to commute in enclosed capsules through low-pressure steel tubes at up to 800 mph. Musk hypothesized that such a system would help cut the commute time between cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco from the current 6 hours to just 30 minutes.

World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

By Kim Bussing on August 27, 2015
World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

The Japanese have always been at the forefront at deploying robots to perform jobs that are traditionally done by humans. Over the past year, humanoid robots have been seen helping customers at Mitsubishi Bank, selling Nestle's espresso machines and even filling in for human science communicators at museums. Hence, it is not surprising to hear that the country is now home to a hotel that is staffed almost entirely by the Androids!

Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2015
Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

On Wednesday, August  19th, ten-year-old Florida resident Kaley Szarmack was wading in knee-deep ocean waters at a Jacksonville beach, when she experienced a sharp pain in her right leg. Thinking that a crab was holding on to her, the young girl looked down only to see multiple lacerations on both sides of her leg. Soon after, Kaley noticed the dorsal fin of what appeared to be a three-foot long shark darting away from the crime scene.

Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

By Meera Dolasia on August 24, 2015
Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

In the wee hours of June 15, the audience gathered at the Huily Island Harbour in Quanzhou, China, watched in awe as a giant balloon filled with 6,200 cubic meters of helium slowly made its way up. Attached to it was a 500-meter (1,640-feet) wire ladder. This of course was no ordinary ladder, but an art installation created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All

By June Liu on August 24, 2015
Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All

For those living in developed countries, life without Internet connectivity is almost unimaginable. However, about 4 billion people across the world still have sketchy or no access to the massive networking structure that has transformed the world into a global village. But if social networking powerhouse Facebook and search giant Google have their way, that will soon be a thing of the past.

World's Oldest Known Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore After 108 Years

By Meera Dolasia on August 22, 2015
World's Oldest Known Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore After 108 Years

Earlier this year, Marianne Winkler, a retired postal worker and her husband were vacationing on the North Sea island of Amrum, Germany, when they stumbled upon a bottle with a message inside! And it was no ordinary letter either, but one written by an Edwardian British scientist studying undersea currents.

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