A Clear, Strong, and Thermally Insulated Transparent Wood for Energy Efficient Windows

While the smartphone industry is mastering flexible screens, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) researcher Junyong Zhu in co-collaboration with colleagues from the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado, has developed a transparent wood material that can be used in a variety of industries. This material is seen as a potential replacement for the glass … Continue reading A Clear, Strong, and Thermally Insulated Transparent Wood for Energy Efficient Windows

A Drive-thru Christmas Market Opens in Landshut, about an hour northeast of Munich in Bavaria

The spirit of the season still shines bright at this socially distanced Christmas market in Bavaria. In pre-pandemic times, Germany’s famed Christmas markets would be springing to life this time of year. However, with daily COVID-19 cases hitting record highs again, as NBC News reports, many of the country's holiday markets are being canceled. Even … Continue reading A Drive-thru Christmas Market Opens in Landshut, about an hour northeast of Munich in Bavaria

Qatar Airways launches its first exclusive programme for students worldwide

Qatar Airways has launched a global programme exclusive to students worldwide. Student Club is powered by the airline’s loyalty programme, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and offers a range of benefits curated for students to support them throughout their educational journey. Members of Student Club will enjoy great savings and bespoke benefits such as special fares on flights, … Continue reading Qatar Airways launches its first exclusive programme for students worldwide

New Campaign: Madeira. It’s Time for a Different Christmas

Madeira is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, sunshine and culture in Europe. However, during what has been a crazy year, many have not been able to experience and enjoy all that the archipelago has to offer. With this in mind, the Madeira Promotion Bureau has launched a special campaign called: Madeira. It’s Time for … Continue reading New Campaign: Madeira. It’s Time for a Different Christmas

Samson March creates the DIY smartglasses from scratch with GPS

An electrical engineer and product designer Sam March has created his own pair of smartglasses, which help him navigate around unfamiliar locales without the need to stare at his phone screen. The pair of smart sunglasses is a follow-up to the smartwatch he made last year. According to the published data, at the first stage, … Continue reading Samson March creates the DIY smartglasses from scratch with GPS

Who likes to ski? You could become Switzerland’s next ski slope tester

Whilst escaping from our work from home stations and flying out to a ski resort sounds dreamy, your next career move could be on the slopes... Securing a new job in the Swiss Alps might seem like wishful thinking, but it’s now a reality, and no longer something you have to spend endless nights dreaming … Continue reading Who likes to ski? You could become Switzerland’s next ski slope tester

World Travel Awards announces Oceania 2020 winners

World Travel Awards has unveiled its Oceania 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Oceania Winners Day. The untamed wilderness, golden beaches and laid-back charms of New Zealand helped it lift the title of ‘Oceania’s Leading Destination’, with its adrenaline hub Queenstown voted ‘Oceania’s Leading City Destination’. French Polynesia, with its mesmerising atolls and marine … Continue reading World Travel Awards announces Oceania 2020 winners

Qatar Airways launches simplified fare families

Qatar Airways has launched new, simplified fare families across all travel classes in a bid to offer greater choice and flexibility to its passengers. From today, Qatar Airways will offer a total of six fare families. By travel class, these are: Business Class: Classic, Comfort, EliteEconomy Class: Classic, Convenience, Comfort Each of Qatar Airways’ new fare … Continue reading Qatar Airways launches simplified fare families

After seven month lockdown, Nepal reopens to mountaineers

Mountaineers looking to scale Nepal's Himalayan peaks can finally do so for the first time in seven months. The country has reopened to foreign travellers, though some have criticised the move as the coronavirus pandemic has left the country short of hospital beds. Nepal is home to eight of the 14 highest mountains in the world, … Continue reading After seven month lockdown, Nepal reopens to mountaineers

SUNGLASSES BECOME FIRST PRODUCT MADE WITH PLASTIC FROM THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the sunglasses will be used by The Ocean Cleanup to continue their mission to rid the oceans of plastic.  Sunglasses made from plastic recycled from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) have become the first product to use a standard designed to clean up the oceans.  The standard is … Continue reading SUNGLASSES BECOME FIRST PRODUCT MADE WITH PLASTIC FROM THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH