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A New Technique Captures Stunning Timelapse Footage of the Smallest Living Things

Microscopes let us observe some of the smallest objects in our universe, but with limitations when it comes to movements that can take hours, days, even weeks to play out. So a team of Austrian scientists developed new software that allows microscopes to not only track a slowly-moving object, but also capture…

Beautiful Video Zooms All Over Vienna, Austria

I’ve never been to Vienna but I can tell you that it is beautiful because this video by FilmSpektakel basically takes you all over the capital of Austria through a fun zooming effect that teleports you to different landmarks. It’s sort of like traveling on a haze of drugs and booze.

The World's Best Pedestrian Bridge and 7 More Stunning Urban Structures The World's Best Pedestrian Bridge and 7 More Stunning Urban Structures

From a bridge that makes walking an adventure to a cost-effective way to revitalize an aging port, Architizer’s A+ Awards announced yesterday include smart and simple architecture for everyday life. Here are a few public structures that make grand statements about our changing cities or solve a universal problem in a…

The Tallest Tower in Europe Will Be ... In a Quaint Swiss Village? The Tallest Tower in Europe Will Be ... In a Quaint Swiss Village?

A new tower designed by Los Angeles architect Thom Mayne was announced today which, when complete, will be the tallest building in Europe. Is it in Moscow? London? Frankfurt? Nope. Mayne's shiny slab will stab the sky in the tiny hamlet of Vals, Switzerland.

This Time-Lapse Was Made For People Who Think Time-Lapses Are Boring

Do time-lapse videos put you to sleep? This creatively edited footage of Austria's various natural and cultural attractions is something you might actually enjoy.

The stunning landscapes of Austria in one perfect time lapse

This time lapse took two years and about 5TB worth of footage to be completed. The result is stunning, and not only because the work of Peter Jablonowski is technically perfect, but also for its accurate depiction of Austria's gorgeous cities and mesmerizing landscapes.

CERN Wants Artists and Architects Working Alongside Its Physicists CERN Wants Artists and Architects Working Alongside Its Physicists

What do art and high-energy physics have in common? Quite a bit, if you think about it: Space, time, and the structure of the visible and invisible world, for starters. That's why CERN has spent the past four years inviting artists into its headquarters, and why, for the first time, it's now inviting an architect to…

The fine line that separates normality from disaster in one single photo The fine line that separates normality from disaster in one single photo

It seems that, every time the heavy rain season comes, some Austrians live in a permanent situation of impending disaster. Just look at these homes right next to a flood protection wall that seems about to burst and destroy everything.

This Tiny Hotel Pod Sits on the Roof of a 60-Year-Old Historic Building This Tiny Hotel Pod Sits on the Roof of a 60-Year-Old Historic Building

The idea of super-dense cities building new structures on top of old buildings has been kicking around sci-fi novels and architecture circles for decades, but the idea still isn't ubiquitous. In Austria, the owner of a 1950s-era building is giving it a shot.

For two weeks, a channel in Germany and Austria will play nothing but Star Wars. From Dec. 1 to 14, Sky Deutschland's Sky Hits digital channel will show all the six films, featurettes, and documentaries on a 24-hour loop. Enjoy the early Christmas gift, German-speakers. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Gorgeous Images Of Central Europe Reveal A Region Teeming In History Gorgeous Images Of Central Europe Reveal A Region Teeming In History

Located directly in the heart of Europe, the countries of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria have been embroiled in some of the most pivotal moments in history. From the advent of Slavic Catholicism and the rise of the Hapsburg Empire to the start of the Great War and the fall of communism, these photos show…

This Alpine House Looks Like It Was Beamed Down From Outer Space This Alpine House Looks Like It Was Beamed Down From Outer Space

Sure, the larch-wood cladding gives Ufogel a kind of rustic charm, but I'll be damned if this Austrian guest house doesn't really look like it just beamed down from a quaint corner of outer space.

This Austrian meadow is an underwater diving attraction for half the year This Austrian meadow is an underwater diving attraction for half the year

During the fall and winter, you can hike along the trails of Austria's Grüner See (or Green Lake) park. But as spring comes on, the snows melt down from the surrounding mountains, turning the area into a beautiful lake where scuba divers can see what above-ground scenes look like underwater.

Chinese Real Estate Developers Successfully Cloned Entire Austrian Village Chinese Real Estate Developers Successfully Cloned Entire Austrian Village

China has long been known for its knock-offs and copy-cat merch, but this latest project is some next-level kind of counterfeit crazy.

In Austria, an ice cave is an earthbound stand-in for Mars In Austria, an ice cave is an earthbound stand-in for Mars

An ice cave in Austria was recently used as a test landscape for experimental spacesuits and instrumentation systems-including 3D cameras-that might someday be used by humans on Mars. The Dachstein ice cave was chosen, Stuff explains, "because ice caves would be a natural refuge for any microbes on Mars seeking steady…

Man Saws Off Own Foot to Avoid Going to Work Man Saws Off Own Foot to Avoid Going to Work

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays. Reuters reports that an unemployed Austrian man was so dead-set against returning to work he lopped off his left foot.

Austria's Krampus Parade celebrates Santa's child-eating monster Austria's Krampus Parade celebrates Santa's child-eating monster

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a parade? What I mean is, a parade honoring Santa's long-tongued beast buddy who gobbles up all the really bad children?

Watch a Death Luge Fly Down a Mountain with No Brakes Watch a Death Luge Fly Down a Mountain with No Brakes

You know in The Temple of Doom when the mine cart's brake gives out and obviously everyone is going to shoot out the side of a mountain and die? This is sort of that, except on purpose and in Austria.

In Austria, you can visit a CHUD-friendly hotel In Austria, you can visit a CHUD-friendly hotel

At the Rodlpark in Ottensheim, Austria, you will find an outdoor, pay-what-you-want hotel made of drain pipes. Sure, the accommodations are spartan and you're living above ground, but these arrangements should appeal to any tunnel-dwellers (or Gary Numan fans) in your party.

A Giant House Filled with Hammocks to Hang Out In. Don't Mind the Boobs Tower A Giant House Filled with Hammocks to Hang Out In. Don't Mind the Boobs Tower

Sometimes I think the Europeans know how to live. In Vienna, Austria they've created a gigantic 5-story "hangout spot" complete with hammocks to sprawl out in. The best part is the view. It's a gigantic Tower of Boobs.

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