Exploring the North Lakes: Lake District is a top destination for your winter staycation

With rolling hills and vast stretches of water, it’s no surprise that holidaymakers from across the globe choose the Lake District for their summertime getaway. As the winter rolls around, the dramatic scenery only gets more impressive: with incredible cloud formations being nestled within the breath-taking peaks. Driving through this picturesque corner of England brings […]

Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) Intel has launched its latest mobile processors: six new chips designed for Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light systems. Three 15W U-series chips are codenamed Whiskey Lake, and another three 5W Y-series parts are codenamed Amber Lake. Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost​/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4​/MHz LPDDR3​/MHz Whiskey Lake […]

Human water use is draining the world’s saline lakes

Enlarge / The two brown, rocky areas near the water’s edge used to be islands. (credit: NASA) Saline lakes, like the Caspian Sea, the Dead Sea, the Salton Sea, and of course the Great Salt Lake, have served as recreational playgrounds and tourist attractions, supported thriving fishing and shipping industries, and yielded minerals to be […]

If the ‘Great Lakes economy’ were its own country, it would be the 3rd largest in the world

If the region surrounding the Great Lakes was its own country, it would be the 3rd largest economy in the world with a GDP of $ 6 trillion.  The region has highly integrated manufacturing industries, including automotive and aerospace. The region produces billions of dollars worth of minerals every year. The Great Lakes states are home to […]

If the Great Lakes region were a country, it would have the third largest economy in the world

We don’t often think about the states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes as its own economy – but maybe we should. After all, the region is tightly integrated in terms of trade. It alone accounts for more than 50% of all U.S./Canadian bilateral border trade and sees over 200 million tons of cargo […]

China's luminous lakes captured in stunning satellite image (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 14 Jul, 2017 17:48 As temperatures rise throughout China’s summer months, the Yuncheng Salt Lake turns a variety of stunning colours, with the amazing natural phenomenon now captured by satellites in space. The Yuncheng Salt Lake, also known as the ‘Dead Sea of China’ due its high salt levels, is a popular tourist […]

Traveling the Pink Lakes of Senegal

Thirty kilometers away from Senegal’s capital city, Dakar, sits Lac Rose, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a few sand dunes. Colored by algae and boasting almost more salt content than, well, salt, Lac Rose has nearby stables on its farthest side, and it’s toward those stables, and the horses housed there, that we’re heading. […]