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A new discovery has revealed that the Vikings may have travelled hundreds of miles further into North America than previously thought.
 America archaeology travel Viking
Millions of photographs of the same few landmarks are uploaded to the internet every day - as travellers around the world take shots of famous sights like glaciers in Norway, Thailand's beaches, or New York's concrete jungle.
 time travel video photography crowdsourcing
In the mid-1960s, Australian athlete Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London with no money to buy a plane ticket home. Desperate to get back to Australia in time for his daughter's birthday, he decided to post himself in a wooden crate. "I just got in the thing and went.
 travel post
The government is compiling a database to track and store the international travel records of millions of Britons. ... The government says the database is essential in the fight against crime, illegal immigration and terrorism.
 big brother travel privacy UK
An inferno has killed 20 people and injured 12 others, most of them elderly, aboard a coach on a motorway near Hanover in northern Germany.

2008-11-05

 Germany fire bus cigarette travel
Few things are as exciting as the idea of travelling somewhere else. But the reality of travel seldom matches our daydreams. The tragi-comic disappointments are well-known: the disorientation, the mid-afternoon despair, the lethargy before ancient ruins. And yet the reasons behind such disappointments are rarely explored.
 philosophy travel Alain De Botton art
The hotel of the future could resemble a large portable space capsule. The 'pod' could be developed anywhere, packed up easily and moved to any location in the world. It would contain different-sized rooms which could be easily rearranged, and guests could choose their view by changing images on the walls...

2004-01-23

 mobile travel architecture hotel virtual future tourism future travel
A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure. Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym -- anywhere it might find a new reader! What happens next is up to fate, and we never know where our books might travel. Track the book's journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person...
 tracking reading travel book six degrees of separation small world BookCrossing
The imagination of the science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke bubbled over with ideas about the future of science, technology and human society. Here, BBC science and technology staff look at some that came true, and some that did not. 1. Space elevator 3. Space guard 5. Atomic travel 2. Millennium Bug 4. Communications satellites 6. Earthquake prevention 7. Brain backup 8. People freezing.

2008-03-19

 future technology satellite travel science earthquake space brain download Arthur C. Clarke cryogenics prediction
The world's biggest passenger liner, the Queen Mary 2, has sailed into her home port of Southampton...

2003-12-26

 travel sea liner ship transport
A French high-speed train (TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h.

2007-04-03

 travel France train TGV speed railway
The world's first purpose-built hydrogen-powered bike could be fitted with an artificial "vroom" because of worries its silence might be dangerous...

2005-03-16

 travel energy motorcycle hydrogen sound transport silence stealth
The US space agency's experimental hypersonic research aircraft, the X-43A, could one day revolutionise long-distance travel and space launches. The unpiloted 3.7m-long vehicle uses a scramjet to reach a design speed in excess of Mach 7, about 8,000 km/h. Scramjets burn hydrogen but take their oxygen from the air which is forced into the engine at very high speed. A scramjet operates by the supersonic combustion of fuel in a stream of...

2004-03-28

 travel transport speed aviation scramjet jet supersonic
Japan and France are to work together to develop a successor to the retired supersonic jet aircraft Concorde.

2005-06-15

 travel airplane transport aviation supersonic Concorde
With predictions of gridlock on the roads and talk of a congestion charge on the railways, hard-pressed travellers should perhaps be looking skywards for an answer to their woes. Air taxis have more than a ring of science fiction about them but in the US the dream of zipping between towns in tiny jet-powered planes is fast becoming a reality.

2005-06-22

 travel aviation air taxi cab

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