Dirk Robinson

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Why 0.5-Liter Cylinders Will Soon Dominate Automotive-Engine Design – Feature

From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>A decade or so ago, a team of German university scientists settled on 500 cubic centimeters as the ideal per-cylinder displacement for internal-combustion engines. A 500-cc cylinder with a stroke length larger than its bore diameter, these forgotten …

Engines

4 Dos and Don'ts for Safe Cycling in Death Valley

To really experience Death Valley, you need to get off the highway and typical tourist tracks and explore the park by bike, and it's a physical challenge that shouldn't be taken lightly.<p>Visiting Death Valley is a bucket list item for many mountain bikers and travelers. Nowhere else on earth will …

Death Valley

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season<p>As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting …

Notre Dame

Where to Go Next in Europe

Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe – London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Recipes

Godzilla breathing 700 horsepower. Does anyone actually need 700 horsepower?

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

America hasn't cornered the market on Coolest Small Towns! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. Over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and cool places in Europe are off-the-beaten-path villages. Good things really do come in small packages.<p>Photo …

Budget Travel

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

Living Rooms