Tanzania’s Huge Helium Gas Field

Whether or not most are aware, our global helium supplies (used in everything from MRI scanners to nuclear energy) were in short supply and running out. That was until a massive helium gas reserve was found recently in Tanzania. A UK team utilized new Norwegian technology to make the discovery in the Volcano-laden Tanzanian Rift Valley—an uncommon feat in itself, as helium discovery has traditionally …

Google Field Trip for iOS

For Apple users, discovering nearby inspiration just got easier

Now available on iOS, Google’s companion for the urban explorer surfaces content from your immediate environs. As a discovery tool for cool locales—something we at CH have a vested interest in—Field Trip is a pioneering program that shows plenty of promise. The app pulls its content from a number of partners including Zagat, Architizer, Dezeen, Inhabitat and Cool Hunting, among others. From San Francisco to …

Small Demons

Discover the "Storyverse" of real world places, music and movies from your favorite book

Taking an ambitious approach to filtering information online, Small Demons is a new site dedicated to opening up the worlds inside of books. Not just another search engine for what’s inside your favorite novel, Small Demons collects and catalogs the millions of references to real-world and fictional music, movies, people, and objects that are found in literature. Your new favorite restaurant could be on the …