10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

May 19, 2015 by  
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It’s no secret around here at Inhabitat that we love gardens. We love them all: big ones, tiny ones , urban ones, vertical ones , and especially the ones that make you go, “Wow!” We also love how the interpretation of a garden can be vastly different from one spot on the globe to another. Since inspiration can be found in so many forms, we’ve scoured the globe and rounded up 10 of the most enchanting gardens around the world for you to pay a virtual visit to. Bring your friends and children along, because there truly is something for everyone in this list. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beautiful gardens of the world , destination gardens , garden tourism , gardens of the world , green spaces , inspiring gardens , inspiring green spaces , most enchanting gardens

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Spraying spiders with graphene helps them spin webs 6 times stronger than normal

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If your spidey sense has been tingling recently, this awesome arachnid discovery may be the cause. Scientists at the University of Trento, Italy , had the brilliant idea of combining spider silk with graphene  to produce spider webs six times stronger than normal. The first known 2D crystal and composed of carbon sheets only one atom thick, graphene is an extremely strong artificial substance. Until this past year when it was dethroned by the tiny teeth of the limpe t, spider silk reigned supreme as the strongest biological material. Not content to play second fiddle to a sea snail, the arachnids have joined forces with human bio-engineers to build a new race of super spiders! Read the rest of Spraying spiders with graphene helps them spin webs 6 times stronger than normal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bioengineer , bioengineered insects , bioengineering , engineered silkworms spider silk , graphene , insects , spider webs , spiders , strong spiderwebs , superpowers

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Chicago street artist turns pesky potholes into frozen treat mosaics

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