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Tim Bengel's Sand Art Is Like None Other

By Shariqua Ahmed on June 17, 2016
Tim Bengel's Sand Art Is Like None Other

Mention sand art and the image that comes to mind is that of an intricately carved sculpture or design sketched on a beach surface. Though impressive, they are transient masterpieces that disappear with the first large wave or splash of rain. However, 24-year-old Tim Bengel’s sand art is permanent. That’s because the German artist uses the grit to “paint” his masterpieces on canvas. While the final product is certainly stunning, what is even more so is the way it is created.

Video Of The Week — East Australia's Massive Storm Whips Ocean Into A Foamy Mess

By Meera Dolasia on June 14, 2016
Video Of The Week — East Australia's Massive Storm Whips Ocean Into A Foamy Mess

A few days after a massive storm battered Australia’s East Coast, sections of the coastline experienced a rare phenomenon – An ocean so foamy that it resembled a giant bubble bath. Experts say the marshmallow-like waters are a result of powerful ocean currents churning together salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish, and seaweed excretions.

World Bids Fond Farewell To Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

By Kim Bussing on June 11, 2016
World Bids Fond Farewell To Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

On Friday, June 10, over 100,000 fans lined up along the streets of Louisville, KY and chanted “Ali Ali” as the hearse carrying legendary boxing icon Mohammad Ali’s cherry-red casket made its way to the Cave Hill National Cemetery. The 74-year-old, who had been battling Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, passed away at a hospital near Phoenix on June 3, 2016. Ali was famous not only for his athletic prowess but also for his social activism.

Visually Impaired Srikanth Bolla Sees No Challenges, Just Opportunities

By Kim Bussing on June 9, 2016
Visually Impaired Srikanth Bolla Sees No Challenges, Just Opportunities

Being blind is tough under any circumstances. But things were even harder for Srikanth Bolla who born in a small village near Hyderabad, India, where the common belief was that kids with disabilities were “useless” and even a “sin” and therefore, better off dead. Fortunately, Srikanth’s parents loved their son and refused to give in to societal pressure. Instead, they encouraged the blind boy to dream big and reach for the stars.

Smart Mother Goose Asks Police Officer To Help Free Her Entangled Gosling

By Meera Dolasia on June 7, 2016
Smart Mother Goose Asks Police Officer To Help Free Her Entangled Gosling

On Monday, May 9, James Givens, a police officer in Cincinnati, Ohio, was sitting in his cruiser when he heard what sounded like a knock. He turned around only to find a goose pecking at the car door. This was highly unusual given that the birds typically preferred to observe humans from a distance.

SkinTrack Technology Transforms Your Arm Into A Smartwatch Touchpad

By Maitreyi Mantha on June 6, 2016
SkinTrack Technology Transforms Your Arm Into A Smartwatch Touchpad

Controlling and interacting with content on a smartphone or tablet is a relatively easy task given their large screens. However, the same is not true for smartwatches which are proving to be more of a fashion statement than a piece of useful technology. Now a group of researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Future Interfaces Group (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University is trying to change that with an invention that transforms the arm into a touchpad.

Italian Chefs Break Yet Another Guinness World Record For World's Longest Pizza

By Meera Dolasia on June 5, 2016
Italian Chefs Break Yet Another Guinness World Record For World's Longest Pizza

About a year ago, on June 21, 2015, 80 of Italy’s finest chefs delighted visitors at the Expo Milan with a slice of the world’s longest pizza  — A 1.59545 meter-long (about a mile) pie that they spent 18-hours crafting. On May 19, 2016, 250 masters of traditional Neapolitan pizza from across the world gathered at the beautiful bay along the Caracciolo seafront in Naples and outdid their achievement with a delicious pie that measured an impressive 1,853.88 meters or about 1.15 miles, long.

Guess What? Today Is National Donut Day!

By Meera Dolasia on June 3, 2016
Guess What? Today Is National Donut Day!

Though few people need an excuse to bite into a warm, gooey donut, it is always nice to have one. And what better reason to justify eating the treat than the fact that it is National Donut Day! Observed annually on the first Friday of June,  the origins of this yummy holiday can be traced all the way back to World War I.

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