A small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Lasqueti is home to a little known community of off-gridders who take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and mainland Canada. Most of the residents live almost entirely off the land and create no carbon footprint on the environment. With its incredibly small economy, the community is a vibrant mixture of 350 residents and includes 70 children.
From hydro-electric dams to hydrogen powered vehicles, scientists for years have been struggling to figure out innovative ways to capture the limitless potential of water. Despite the shortcomings, new wave energy technology may be a unique approach to harnessing wave power in our oceans instead.
Never been done before, a new transparent solar cell was recently developed by researchers at a Silicon Valley startup named Ubiquitous Energy. This innovative technology could greatly expand the capabilities of solar power and allow more practical ways of generating power in homes and even skyscrapers.
Nature is practically essential to any animal's well-being, but sometimes things don't exactly turn out the way it should. Will, a circus lion, has never experienced the feeling of actual grass or soil due to his life as a performer. For 13 years he was forced to do tricks until he was rescued by Rancho Dos Gnomos and transferred to an animal sanctuary focusing on abused and exploited animals in Brazil.
Marijuana, or cannabis, as it is more appropriately called, has been an essential part of humanity's medicine chest for almost as long as history has been recorded. Despite its ancient history, this non-toxic plant still remains illegal in many states and countries. Enforcing these laws in the U.S. also costs taxpayers an estimated $10 billion annually and results in the arrest of more than 693,000 individuals per year -- far more than the total number of arrestees for all violent crimes combined, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
Finding time to reconnect to nature may be difficult, but these three short clips are guaranteed to take only a fraction of your time. Equipped with high-tech cameras to capture magnificent scenery, time-lapse has taken the world by storm and the introduction of 4k technology improves these effects tremendously.
It's great to see car companies getting involved with improving safety, especially so when it doesn't involve their own vehicles. Developed by Volvo Cars, 'LifePaint' is a unique reflective safety spray which can help anyone riding a bicycle at night stand out to passing vehicles.
Curiosity may be the driving force behind some of history's greatest explorers, but these animals don't exactly make it to the exploration part. The first clip features a curious owl who waits patiently at the door for some attention.
Self-aware and highly intelligent, dolphins are well known for their hunting skills in the wild. In this video, these crafty dolphins have figured out a way to catch fish by utilizing mud to trick fish into a contained area.
Any parent will tell you that flying with children is not always an easy or pleasant experience. Flying with children isn't always a pleasant experience and keeping them entertained can prove to be a challenge.
The journey of this elephant in captivity becomes one of happiness and rebirth after a heart-warming reunion. MeBai was just a calf when she was sold to entertain tourists in Thailand. From performing circus tricks to giving ride to tourists, her health suffered due to her age and mistreatment.