Pro blogger, media architect, student of environmental and computer sciences, social media guy, ultimate frisbee player. I live in Portland, Maine, write for MNN.com, and work anywhere there's a good project.
We love tiny houses here at MNN. A tiny home is just that — a house that cranks down the square footage in exchange for lower energy needs, clutter potential and overall costs. Tiny homes are used as weekend cabins, backyard office space, full time residences and even hotels.
The village of Tragoess (or Tragöß), Austria is home to Green Lake (or Grüner See), a small lake with a hugely variable water level. In the winter the lake is no more than 3-6 feet deep while in the spring melting glacial waters can push those levels north of 30 feet.
Walter the dog is a Labrador who loves to go swimming. I mean, this dog is just nuts about jumping into the water for a dip. Check out this great video shot with a well-positioned GoPro camera in Siracusa, Sicily. Can't get enough dog videos? Check out these posts here on MNN:
We live in the future of my childhood. When I was a young boy kicking my way through the 80s, the future that I imagined, aided by the popular media of my time, wasn't too far off from the reality found outside my door. As the writer William Gibson put it, "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed." I count mysel […]
We're big fans of wingsuit flying here at MNN so I knew I had to post this video as soon as I saw it. Wingsuit flying is, more or less, the act of throwing yourself at the ground and missing. Practitioners ride the so-called ground effect, gliding close to the ground in webbed suits reminiscent of flying squirrels, as they surf down the vertical gradien […]
The Indian tech firm Lechal is working on a project set to release this fall that merges insertable footbeds with your smartphones to do things like track the number of steps you take, alert you if you leave your phone behind, and, perhaps most interestingly, help you navigate a path between two points in a city by buzzing left or right to indicate the direc […]
It doesn't get sweeter than this. Check out this video of a gaggle of wheel cart-bound dogs playing fetch with as much gusto as any canine around. The dogs' wheelchairs are well designed and handle the rutted and grassy terrain without a problem, allowing them to bound and wheel themselves to fetch the stick like a good boy. Who's a good boy? […]
In 1997, a particularly large wave hit the container ship the Tokio Express while she was underway in the seas south of Ireland and the southern tip of England, knocking a few of the large containers loose into the waters. One of those opened containers held Lego kits — in a beautifully cosmic bit of irony — held millions of pieces with nautical themes, from […]