Alberto Solano

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5 Things Every Man Should Keep in His Glove Compartment

Be prepared for any roadside situation, from eating take out to surviving the apocalypse.<p>In a perfect world, a man's glove compartment is populated with his car's most essential items, from maintenance manuals and proof of insurance to spare ties and a multitool. In reality, most are overflowing …

Articles about most popular homes 2014 small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage …

Reducing electricity consumption II: vampire/standby power

The dirty little secret of modern electronics is that the "off" button actually doesn't really turn off a device. The vast majority of electronic and …

Graduates’ app for tracking construction defects takes off

Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Hasegawa, who invented a smartphone app that tracks construction defects for commercial builders, had a tiger by the tail.<p>Bridgit, which they jointly founded in Waterloo, Ont., in December of 2012, launched a cloud-based communications platform that helped manage …

Urban Front Yard: Before & After

For this project, our client was in the final process of renovating the interior and exterior of an old city house. The landscaping portion was left …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

ARTIC bullet-train station a curious, conspicuous bit of symbolism

Construction will begin next month on the first stretch of California's high-speed rail network. It will run from Fresno to Madera.<p>Earlier this month, a sleek, glass-wrapped $189-million building that officials are promoting as the state's first high-speed station opened to the public. It's in …

What's the Right Wood Floor Installation for You?

Installing a wood floor? Whether you’re using hardwood, laminate or even plank tiles, once you’ve picked that beautiful product, you’ll have to make …

The 9 Robots That Might Have Enslaved Us In 2014

The robots are taking over, but will we be happy about that?<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Best of 2014: Five mind boggling theories about the universe and parallel worlds

<b>1. Is the universe a 2D hologram?</b><p>The US Department of Energy launched an experiment to find this out earlier this year using its "Holometer". …

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

AutoCAD customization: 5 articles to learn about CUI | CADnotes

Image illustration: © Daniel Gilbey – Fotolia.com<p>In the last few weeks, we published a tutorial series to work with customization file. This is the …

It Took 25 Hours of Continuous Concrete Pouring To Build This Aquarium

When the Miami's Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science opens in 2016, it's going to have an absolutely bonkers aquarium—imagine a giant camera …

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This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

How To Build A Vertical Aquaponic System

Technology has come a great length in the last century, but the high cost of some devices makes them inaccessible to most people. And that’s …

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Which weird science stories have proved to be a hit on social media?

How long chocolates survive on hospital wards, evidence of time travellers online and how sensitive dogs are to the Earth's magnetic field all feature in a list of this year's most shared scientific articles on social media<p>They were some of the stories that had us all thinking: 'Oh my God, really?' …

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Are we living in a Hologram? Physicists believe our universe could just be a projection of another cosmos.

The universe is a hologram and everything you see and touch is just a mere projection. This theory have been debated for decades whether or not our …

How To: Building A Light Table Under $80

As a designer, Stefan Fahrngruber of SFA understands how nice it is to have a light table. I can attest to how nice they are when picking out tiny vinyl cut shapes after plotting. Unfortunately, light tables can be hard to come by inexpensively, and difficult to make. Sure, you can put a light …

HomeMade Modern DIY Wood + Concrete Kitchen Island

Introduction: HomeMade Modern DIY Wood + Concrete Kitchen Island<p>My business partner at ZeroEnergy Design has an amazing roof deck and enjoys outdoor …

Articles about 7 homes make great use concrete on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal …

Loughborough University researchers unveil plans to commercialize 3D concrete printing

The researchers at Loughborough's School of Civil and Building Engineering have been developing 3D concrete printing technology with a view to …

Cellular Concrete

What Is It and Why Would I Use It<p>Despite the fact that cellular concrete has been used in the construction industry for nearly a century, it is not …

HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete: Coloring Casting

Introduction: HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete: Coloring & Casting<p>About: HomeMade Modern is an online design source that publishes easy-to-follow, DIY …

The end of potholes? UK scientists invent 'self-healing concrete'

Researchers at three British universities are developing a special concrete that uses bacteria to plug cracks and crevices<p>They are the hated curse of Britain’s roads that cost long-suffering drivers millions of pounds in repairs every winter.<p>But potholes could soon become a relic of the past due to …

La ingeniosa puerta del futuro que no podrás dejar de abrir y cerrar

El diseñador austríaco Klemens Torggler firma esta reinvención de la puerta de casa de toda la vida. Se llama <i>Evolution Door</i>, y se abre de una forma …