Free on iTunes until July 20th!
via le blog iPhon.fr (in French)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, to give him his full name, remains an important scientific, environmental and cultural pioneer. He invented the aqua-lung in 1943. He was the first man to shoot a full-length movie under the ocean in colour, with the help of the film director Louis Malle in 1955.
via The Independent
Google dedicated a “doodle” (what they call their themed logos) to Jacques Cousteau, in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday (June 11th). They also did one for the 50th anniversary of Astérix!
Parisian geeks “hack the métro’s user interface” and install a swing!
The concept of the design is for a vacation getaway for resorts where you can experience a window to the sky, and an island of liberty. You can rent these at several places throughout France and use the included astronomical telescope to penetrate the mysteries of the universe.
via Tiny House Blog
The [Loire Valley] region, traditionally known as “The Garden of France” — thanks to a horticultural heritage stretching back centuries — is now home to an 11-hectare site devoted entirely to the enjoyment of the natural world.
The Mullin Automotive Museum held a grand opening party here last week, offering a preview of a collection that includes more than 100 historic cars with a French connection, featuring marques like Delahaye, Delage, Talbot-Lago, Voisin and Bugatti.
In the French city of Toulouse, the newest craze in sustainable energy is about to hit the streets. Literally. Inspired by a nightclub in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the city of Toulouse has begun investigating the installation of energy-absorbing sidewalk panels that would harvest pedestrian power to fuel the street lights.
via Popular Science
The international news network’s application for the iPad is now available free from the App Store. iPad users can enjoy live broadcast from France 24’s three language channels, or watch the latest newscast, weather forecast and sports flash on demand.
Another good reason to get an iPad.