Every year, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, hosts an event called Vivid Sydney: A festival of light, music and ideas. This year, it’s constructed a giant tunnel, known as the Cathedral of Light, which runs along the edge of the gardens—and there’s a rather large surprise waiting at the end.
Just six or seven days old, a baby Western lowland gorilla has a snooze in the arms of its proud mother, Frala, at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. So far, mom and newborn have been hanging so tight that keepers haven’t been able to determine whether their newest charge is a male or a female.
Sydney is a beautiful city on its own, but this light show fully transforms it into a magical wonderland. Some of the projected lights are also interactive.
I have to confess I know little about Sydney but—judging by this tilt-shift time-lapse short by Filippo Rivetti—it looks like a perfect city with nice architecture and beautiful beaches. I wish I were there right now.
The (floating) sun also rises in Sydney Harbor—in this case, for Opera Australia's outdoor production of Madama Butterfly. Each night, the sailcloth orb is inflated by two fans and illuminated by 12 LED lights. "Orb master" Andrew Tindal-Davies sits inside, making sure the sun rises without a hitch. [James Morgan for …
Do you ever joke around with your coworkers about how cool it would be to build desks out of old cars or have meetings on a houseboat? Maybe not, but if you work at Google, you might want to start—because they might actually make your weird office dreams a reality.
As if the Sydney Opera House wasn't already striking to behold, a group of Australian artists called "The Spinifex Group" have made it even wilder. As part of Sydney's "Vivid" festival—which started on Friday—the Opera House will be home to a crazy projected light-show for the next several weeks. And it's awesome.
Sydney's Homebush Bay is home to many a broken and forgotten ship, but at least one of those derelict boats still houses a bit of life. The SS Ayrfield, long decommissioned, has a mangrove forest growing from its corpse.
The Australian Federal Police have confirmed that they have arrested the alleged leader of notorious hacking group Lulzsec in Sydney.
When we look at visions of the future from the 20th century we often imagine the lone inventor or solitary artist concocting the fantastical world of tomorrow in isolation. But it's amazing how frequently both government regulation and the lack of regulation can influence the future of a given city in ways we don't…
The Sydney Opera House is one of the three Lego Architecture models coming out this year, along with London's Big Ben and South Korea's Namdaemun Gate. It's a neat small construction. The $40 set—model 21012—includes 270 pieces.
These three worried men are members of the Australian police's bomb squad. Right now, they are trying to defuse a bomb that an intruder strapped to the neck of an 18 year old girl in Mosman, a district of Sydney.
Australia is amazing and I want to visit all of it. Paul French thinks the same but he's actually doing it. French is going to walk around Australia—from Perth to Sydney (2553 miles)—in a Stormtrooper outfit.
Red Bull held a "Flugtag" contest for homemade human-powered flying machines in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, which meant that a lot of people in goofy costumes fell into the water. Come look at some of them!
One hundred and sixty thousand citizens of Sydney, Australia had their faces photographed in order to make one set of composite faces for the city. See the faces of the city's neighborhoods below.
The largest passenger plane in the world almost had a fatal accident yesterday: Two wheels of the left landing gear exploded during touchdown at Sydney's airport. A passenger filmed the terrifyingly fiery action from the airplane camera and the window.
I woke up Wednesday (Tuesday U.S. time), to a scene from Total Recall. Sydney had been blanketed by an apocalyptic glowing red dust storm. Red from iron-oxide: rust. And if I couldn't breathe, my tech gear wouldn't like this either…
Apparently not content with just one giant ongoing infrastructure project, Australia has committed to fully outfitting three of its biggest cities for widespread electric car use. In hardware terms, that amounts to 200,000-250,000 charging stations each for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with an additional 150…
In order to prove how far Sony has come since ATRAC3 and long-playing MiniDiscs, a new ad attributed to the company shows a NYC subway map traced in its entirety by black Sony earphones, accompanied by a Network Walkman. As if it wasn't enough to try to retake ownership of just one iPod-saturated public transit…
Our brothers from down under at Giz Australia got a full-on press-packed walkthrough of the new Apple store in Sydney, the first on the continent, and it looks as nice and Apple-y as you'd expect. This long staircase—to places unknown—is especially cool, and unique compared to what we have in the cramped confines of…