Current smart technologies aren't typically designed with the blind in mind, but a startup company in Asia has decided to change this. The innovative South Korea-based team has developed Dot—a remarkable new smartwatch that will give blind people the same technological opportunities as those with the gift of sight. The…

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Bride-to-be Christine Quinn was preparing for her wedding day and decided to ask her Nana Betty to stand by her side as a bridesmaid. What she didn't expect was for the 89-year-old grandmother to accept her request. "She asked me about 10 times, 'Are you sure?' and 'Why would you want an old lady in your bridal party?'" Christine told…

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Through macro photography, Joni Niemelä is able to capture the minuscule beauty of things that we might normally miss. The Finnish photographer has recently turned an eye towards the carnivorous plant Drosera, which is more commonly known as a “Sundew” — a moniker referring to the droplets that collect on the…

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The AirPano project continues to reveal exactly what it would be like to soar through the world's ever-changing skies. From various breathtaking locations all over the globe, the not-for-profit captures images that represent a brilliant…

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Meet the Elysia chlorotica, a bright green sacoglossa found along the Atlantic coast of North America that's earned the title of "solar-powered sea slug" for its ability to produce its own energy with sunlight and the chloroplasts that it sucks off of algae. This unusual process, which is similar to photosynthesis, is known as kleptoplasty. Except for a select number of…

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Over the weekend, on Saturday night, the iconic Empire State Building in New York City was transformed into a moving tribute to endangered animals around the world. This spectacular light show, called Projecting Change: The Empire State Building, was organized by director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens of the Oscar-winning documentary…

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Mountaineer Reinhold Messner is a renowned adventurer who has achieved incredible feats: he was the first person to climb Mount Everest without the aid of an oxygen tank, as well as the first to ascend all 14 mountains around the world that are over 8,000 meters high. Since earning these accomplishments, he’s created a series of museums dedicated to mountain culture across the Alps.…

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Photographer Stephen Orlando has allowed music-lovers everywhere to see acoustic art in a whole new light—LED lights, actually. Using specific LED lights and a long-exposure technique, each movement the music performers make is captured in a gradient matrix of color. Each of the artist's eye-catching light paintings tracks a…

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