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Augmented Reality App Shows Rome's Colosseum, In All Of Its Glory

Augmented Reality App Shows Rome's Colosseum, In All Of Its Glory Public Domain Augmented Reality apps on our smartphones and tablets can do some pretty amazing things. The basic premise is that these apps use our device's camera to show us the world around us while also overlaying information that may be of interest. For example, AR apps...

Video Of The Day: Sydney Fog

I spent the weekend upstate, reveling in the view of the lush New York countryside as fog spills over the hills. It was a rainy but beautiful drive up and back and when I woke up today, I wanted to see more fog scenery. I came across this video of fog over the Sydney...

Video: 100 Years Of Climbing Mt. McKinley

Video: 100 Years Of Climbing Mt. McKinley Project Gutenberg Standing 20,320 feet in height, Mt. McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America and one of the most challenging climbs in the entire world. While it doesn't rival the big Himalayan peaks in terms of altitude, it more than makes up for it with a number...

Four Down Two Across: Fairbanks And Ping-Pong Shenanigans

The thing about Fairbanks at this time of year is that the sun sets for only a couple hours a day. Even after setting, the sun is just below the horizon, so it's not really dark out. I feel like I have jet lag, even though I'm completely adjusted to Alaska time and am...

Hot, Tired Airline Patrons Sing R. Kelly's 'I Believe I Can Fly' In Protest To Long Wait Times

In a now viral video, passengers on an Allegiant Air flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas this past Sunday took matters into their own hands after allegedly being delayed on and off the tarmac for several hours – often with no air conditioning in the hot Nevada weather....

NASA Removes The Ice From Antarctica For Our Best View Of The Continent Yet

NASA Removes The Ice From Antarctica For Our Best View Of The Continent Yet NASA Thanks to an incredibly thick layer of snow and ice, the topographical layout of the Antarctic continent has always remained shrouded in mystery, leaving geographers to ponder what exactly it looks like. Back in 2001, an extensive survey using modern technologies gave...

Four Down Two Across: Eagle River, Wasilla And Mt. McKinley

Sunday is the 160th day of the year, and my 160th consecutive day playing table tennis -- on my quest to play table tennis every day in 2013. As I mentioned yesterday, Robert and I stayed overnight in Eagle River, at the home of Boyd and Shirley Bennett, who could not...

Video: Inner City Surfing, The Latest Urban Adventure Craze

Germany and China don't immediately call to mind hanging 10, but that's about to change. The latest urban extreme sport pastime in these cities is urban surfing the big waves on their river systems. As reported by CNN, Munich's Eisbach River and Hangzhou's Qiantang River are...

Video: A Time-Lapse Tour Of Shanghai

Rob Whitworth's time-lapses are always a cut above. His unique tracking and morphing shots draw you into a city's routine and accurately sketch its character. His panning and zooming give the sensation of flying around a city and dropping in on its denizens for a look...

Four Down Two Across: Homer, Alaska

Saturday morning, at the Ocean Shores motel in Homer, I was sitting at the desk peering out the big window at the water. I saw splashing in the distance. I asked Robert, "Is that a whale?" Indeed it was. In fact, it was one of four whales, swimming up the sound, their...

Video: 102-Year-Old Woman Makes First BASE Jump

In celebration of her impending milestone birthday, Dorothy Custer wanted to do something a little different this year. So, on the day she turned 102 she decided to make a tandem BASE jump off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. That's a leap of 486 feet and as you can...

2013 Grand Canyon Star Party Begins Today

2013 Grand Canyon Star Party Begins Today Photo Courtesy of Tyler Nordgren The 23rd annual Grand Canyon Star Party begins today and will run through Saturday, June 15. The annual event, which draws amateur astronomers from across the country, is a celebration of the incredible night skies that can be found above the...

'Sesame Street' Explores The National Parks

'Sesame Street' Explores The National Parks National Park Service The creative minds behind the long-running PBS children's television series "Sesame Street" have joined forces with the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation to produce a series of videos designed to connect young children with nature....

Video Of The Day: Sleep No More NYC

It's not every day that I hop onto Gadling in an effort to persuade our readers to go out and purchase tickets for an event that will make a place come to life in a new way, the kind of way that enhances travel and the cultural experiences that come with it, but when I do,...

Video Of The Day: The World's Most Contagious Prank

Today's Video of the Day takes us to several famous locations around the world, where prankster Roman Atwood demonstrates the power of the yawn. Outside of landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Mount Rushmore and Stonehenge, Atwood walks by tourists while stretching and...

Video: Daredevil Jumps Off Everest

Since the dawn of time, man has looked to the great mountains and dreamed of jumping off of them. When Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay summited 60 years ago, they didn't have the equipment to fly off. But today we do. And to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the first...

Video: Spinning Gold In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Earlier this year in Istanbul, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a man who spins gold thread at the Grand Bazaar. His noisy workshop is tucked into a courtyard off one of the bazaar's main "streets," past a few jewelry kiosks and before a reasonably clean but squat-style...

Video: Red Bull's Cliff Diving World Series Kicks Off In France

> For its fifth year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has begun, offering daredevils around the world the chance to compete for a championship title and bragging rights. Held for the fourth time in La Rochelle, France, the competition lasts for five months and...

Video Of The Day: A Quick Look At Morocco

In the short video above, filmmaker Leonardo Dalessandri hurriedly captures life on the streets of Marrakesh, Essaouira, Fes el Bali and Casablanca in Morocco. Through many short glimpses, viewers get a quick overview of North Africa, from colorful urban markets to vast...

Video: Life Advice From The First American To Climb Everest

"A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest" from eric becker on Vimeo. As the first American to climb Everest, Jim Whittaker knows a thing or too about living life to the fullest. He was part of the historic 1963 expedition that broke new ground on the...

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