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The Mummified Monk That Rests Inside An Ancient Buddha Statue

By Meera Dolasia on February 27, 2015
The Mummified Monk That Rests Inside An Ancient Buddha Statue

Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam are teeming with ancient statues of Buddha. Some are famous for their size, others because they are carved from solid gold and precious stones. However, very few can lay claim to being the final resting place of a 1,200-year-old mummified monk.

China Gets Ready To Usher In The Year Of Goat/Sheep

By Meera Dolasia on February 18, 2015
China Gets Ready To Usher In The Year Of Goat/Sheep

Like most Asian countries, China has numerous festivals. However none is celebrated with as much enthusiasm as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, which begins on Thursday, February 19th. The age-old tradition that will usher in the year 4713, was started to celebrate the advent of spring. Today it is the longest and the most significant of all Chinese festivals.

Taiwan's New Law Imposes Fines On Parents That Allow Kids To Spend "Excessive" Time On Electronic Devices

By Meera Dolasia on February 15, 2015
Taiwan's New Law Imposes Fines On Parents That Allow Kids To Spend "Excessive" Time On Electronic Devices

As our world goes increasingly digital, kids are spending an inordinate amount of time with their electronic devices - smartphones, computers and tablets. This has raised concern among experts who believe that this habit is detrimental to children's well-being. Now the government of one country has taken an unusual measure to try curb this "harmful" activity.

E-Nable Connects 3-D Printer Owners And Designers To Those In Need Of Prosthetics

By Allegra Staples on February 11, 2015
E-Nable Connects 3-D Printer Owners And Designers To Those In Need Of Prosthetics

While 3-D Printing technology is still a young innovation, it is already being used to create a wide variety of products: action figures, musical instruments, fabrics, and even food! But for all of the fun and whimsical items that can be produced, the most exciting application of this radical invention is the printing of artificial limbs. Its low cost structure makes it ideal for those that are unable to afford traditional prosthetics which can run tens of thousands of dollars.

The (Two) Eagles Has Landed! Helium Powered Balloon Complete Historic Trans-Pacific Flight

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2015
The (Two) Eagles Has Landed! Helium Powered Balloon Complete Historic Trans-Pacific Flight

On January 25th at about 6.30 am local time, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, embarked on a historic balloon flight from Saga, Japan, to the shores of North America. Their trans-Pacific flight aboard Two Eagles, was an attempt to break the world distance record established in 1981 by four men on a hot air balloon dubbed Double Eagle V.

Beachbot, The World's Most Adorable Sand Artist

By Allegra Staples on January 27, 2015
Beachbot, The World's Most Adorable Sand Artist

The world is filled with extremely talented sand artists - people that can masterfully carve up giant castles, sculptures and even paintings, using just sand and water. But very few are as adorable as Beachbot - a robot which will keep the audience entertained as it scurries around creating beautiful masterpieces.

Video Of The Week - The Airline Safety Instructions You Will Not Want To Miss!

By Meera Dolasia on January 26, 2015
Video Of The Week - The Airline Safety Instructions You Will Not Want To Miss!

If you are like most people, chances are that every time you are subjected to an airline safety video, your mind wanders off shortly after the instructions on fastening seat belts. This means that you miss the most important stuff. However, you will have no such issues with the one created by Air New Zealand. In fact it is so popular that even people who have no intention of flying the airline, are watching it over and over again!

Why Hong Kong's Luminescent Blue Coastline Is A Cause For Concern

By Meera Dolasia on January 26, 2015
Why Hong Kong's Luminescent Blue Coastline Is A Cause For Concern

On Thursday, January 22nd, social media sites were buzzing with excitement at the pictures of the blue patches of glimmering water along Hong Kong's coastline. However, experts were not as thrilled. That's because while the algal bloom responsible for this mesmerizing sight are not toxic to humans, they are well-known to wreak havoc on marine life.

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