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Who says bigger’s better? The cosy eco-friendly micro houses made from household junk for less than $200 (just don’t expect a king-size bed)

Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make. What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail. The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a

Just don’t add a diving board! The incredible apartments that have swimming pools instead of balconies

Architects have made a splash with a bold design for new towers in Mumbai featuring swimming pools enclosed in glass instead of balconies. Known as Aquaria Grande, the 37-storey skyscrapers were the result of a collaboration between Hong Kong-based architect James Law and Indian real estate company Wadhwa Group. The complex would have 200 apartments,

World’s highest bridge meets the world’s most lax ‘elf and safety rules: Daredevil Chinese workers put finishing touches to amazing new structure

This hard-grafting painter may have climbed the ladder to a career high… but one mistake and it’s a hard fall back to where he started. Labourers put the finishing touches to the Anzhaite Long-span Suspension Bridge in Jishou, Hunan, China, this week, just in time for its opening. And at 1,102ft up and 3,858ft across

Flying car soars closer to reality with successful test flight

Flying cars aren’t just science fiction anymore. Woburn, Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. said Monday that its prototype flying car has completed its first flight, bringing the company closer to its goal of selling the flying car within the next year. The vehicle – dubbed the Transition — has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold

Truck plunges down steep slope in Norway – video

This happened on 1st of April 2012 Leirfjord, Norway. A Lithuanian truck driver suffered broken bones but survived after his vehicle tumbled 60 meters (200 feet) down a snow-covered cliff in central Norway, bringing a tow truck with it. Police spokesman Geir Riise said Monday the truck didn’t have the right tires and was being