Using Muscle Power to Generate Clean Energy

The next time you go into your gym and start working out on the sleek equipment you may be doing a lot more that burning fat and toning your body. You could well be contributing to making the world a better place by generating clean energy. Think about it – using muscle power to generate electricity. Really, how cool is that!

The Green Microgym in Portland, Oregon has a slogan, “Where fitness meets clean renewable energy.” The gym prides itself on using exercise bikes to harness the workout members do on it and convert it into electricity, which are then channeled into power outlets. Continue reading

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Fantastic Parking Lot in the Heart of Europe

Fantastic Parking System

This is amazing! Click on the word Budapest below and see the video about this amazing parking system! It’s hard to believe it’s actually true! This is a real triumph of design, esthetics, engineering and space optimization.

I sure would like this better than driving around my neighborhood for 30 minutes looking for a parking spot 10 blocks away from my home!

And then coming back to your car w/2 new door dings in it!

BUDAPEST . Multiparker 730

Photo of multiparking system in Budapest at Urban-review.com


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The House of Dancing Water: a Grand Spectacle in Macao

Of all the extravagances that have made their way to stage, the House of Dancing Water has to be the most spectacular. To begin with, the name – the House of Dancing Water – lends itself to imagination beautifully. There is an almost lyrical quality about it and it brings to mind columns of water from the river and foamy waves from the sea dancing to the symphony of raindrops falling from the sky.

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Taking your Cinematic Experience to an All New High with Alfresco Theaters

The earliest movies were little more than rudimentary moving pictures in makeshift tents. Since then, the business of movie watching has covered giant strides with 3D and 4D movies offering cinemagoers an almost life-like experience.

Today, in spite of all the comforts money can buy, people still think fondly of the era when movies were shown on giant screens in the middle of open grounds. These drive-ins were a rage; but like any other fad, it soon died out. Continue reading

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‘Stair’scrapers: The New Concept in Suburban Architecture

There are countless innovations in the field of architecture that would not strike the naked eye and would remain significant only to those who understand the nuances of the science. Then there are a few that are so startlingly different from anything that’s ever been seen before, that even the most uninformed layman would sit up and take notice. That’s probably what happened when the first skyscraper sprang up and that’s certainly what will happen when the ‘stairscraper’ is constructed. Continue reading

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How Strange are the Strangest Customs of the World?

Odd are the ways of many cultures of the world and we know that; but, how odd really? If you want a real concept of how far people are willing to stretch the idea of what is normal, read on. Continue reading

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