Eduardo Ranchero

636 Added | 4 Magazines | 4 Likes | 26 Followers | @EduardoRanchero | Keep up with Eduardo Ranchero on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Eduardo Ranchero”

A Scale Model Displays the Glory of Ancient Rome

Italian archeologist <b>Italo Gismondi</b> has spent over 35 years to reconstruct the huge model at a scale of <b>1:250</b> which shows the city of Rome in the 4th …

Italy

Explore This 1:250 Model of Ancient Rome Which Took 38 Years to Construct

The city of Rome attracts millions of visitors each year to explore its ancient ruins and to learn about how the culture and architecture has …

Italy

Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Iceland The Beautiful Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their gorgeous photos of Iceland in the Iceland The Beautiful Photo contest with chances to win a …

New Humble Bundle Celebrates Smart Women with ‘Geek Gals’

Launching today and running for the next two weeks only, we join other publishers in a new Humble Bundle “Geek Gals” promotion, offering two ebooks from our archives — <i>Getting Started with Adafruit Flora</i> and <i>Wearable Electronics</i> — as well as a brand-new ebook, <b>The Geek Girl’s Guide to Geek Women</b> by …

Junk Bashing Impressive Robot and Mech Models

Designer and conceptual artist, Steve Marshal, who goes by the online name MarshMellop, used the Make: project submission form to share his amazing work with us. Steve works in substance abuse services by day, but his dream is to work full-time in building model robots, mechs, and character …

I took a trip to Chernobyl’s exclusion zone and photographed it in infrared

We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders useless mans’ creations, and bears life above the ruins. Well, it’s something …

Environmental Health

This Japanese Machine Gun Camera Was Used in World War II

A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

This 19-Year-Old Used a Spy Camera to Take Candid Photos on the Street in the 1890s

<i>Carl Størmer/Norsk Folkemuseum</i> Today, anyone with a mobile phone can take photos of other people unbeknownst to them.But in the 1890s, it was a much …

Photography
Photography

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

See Scale Models of the Greatest Skyscrapers Never Built

A new exhibition is full of diminutive versions of big buildings and even bigger ideas.<p>In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright summoned reporters to a press …

Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69

Fred Cole, a guitarist and singer who became a cult hero of the Pacific Northwest music scene as the leader of the long-running garage-rock band Dead Moon, died on Thursday at his home in Clackamas, Ore. He was 69.<p>The cause was cancer, said his wife and bandmate, Toody Cole.<p>As the grunge gold rush …

San Francisco

"Escape from New York" watch merges '80s grit with modern smartwatch functionality

An action movie with a satirical take of the urban decay that plagued US cities in the 1970s, <i>Escape from New York</i> was directed by John Carpenter and …

Japanese Artist Creates Insane Wristwatch Replicas Out of Paper

Manabu Kosaka, an artist from Saitama, Japan, has a very special skill – he can recreate virtually any wristwatch model exclusively out of …

We just sent a signal to make contact with aliens on a distant 'Super Earth' — here's what we said

Humanity's first contact with aliens could be a breezy 24 years away. We sent a signal to an Earth-like planet that may host life - and we sent them a mixtape.<p>The project, called "Sónar Calling GJ 273b," is a team effort led by the Sónar music festival in collaboration with METI (Messaging to …

Music Festivals

Dead grasshopper stuck to Van Gogh's "Olive Trees" painting for 128 years unnoticed

So-called “fans” of Van Gogh must not have been too observant of his work, since no one ever seemed to notice that he left a dead grasshopper caked …

Tokyo Photography Series: Neon Dreams

We are still in our vivid "Blade-Runner-esque" celebration on ABDZ. Let's explore the streets of Tokyo, Japan with Matthieu Bühler who is a graphic …

Japan

One Man's Quest to Photograph Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure Ever Built

The Phoenix-based photographer captures the architect's iconic buildings in their most appealing light<p>There are 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures standing in the world. Phoenix-based photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to shoot every one of them. The 39-year-old is the unofficial …

Investing in a Diving Watch - Ape to Gentleman

As many a hotel pool can attest to, not all watches take like a fish to water. They might look the part; some might even boast how many tens of …

David Beckham

Greg Girard's nocturnal photographs of Hong Kong's Night Life in the 1970s and '80s

<i>HK:PM</i> is Greg Girard’s ode to nocturnal Hong Kong between 1974 and 1989, the earliest work of the photographer’s long relationship with Asia. A …

Hong Kong

Photography: #BANGKOKGLOW Series with Xavier Portela

Let's kick off this week with a photography series showcasing the street life of Bangkok by photographer Xavier Portela. Entitled #BANGKOKGLOW, …

Photography

Interior Designers Can't Get Enough of This Anonymous Instagram Account

With followers like Ken Fulk, Bunny Williams and Richard Mishaan, @terra_naut is among the most mysterious design forces on Instagram.<p>In the virtual world of Instagram and, more importantly, Instagrammers, one account has emerged as the subject of extreme fascination: @Terra_naut.<p>The account is the …

Kings of the Street: 11 Demons of their day

In the summer of 1987, I was a regular at the street races in Tom’s River, N.J. My 350-powered 1969 Chevy Camaro RS convertible was slow compared to …

Campi Flegrei Eruption Risk: Hot Zone Feeding One of the World’s Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes Discovered

Forget Yellowstone. An active supervolcano in Italy appears to be edging ever closer to an eruption, with scientists warning it is like a “like a …

Developer destroys elaborate 400-year-old ceiling to avoid landmark designation

Welp<p>It’s a simple story of competing interests. The owners of a former hotel at 15 Small Street in Bristol, UK, wanted to subdivide the building into student flats. Local architecture preservationists wanted to stop the part of the renovation plan that would destroy a 400-year-old Jacobean pendant …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

5 Places America Should Have Saved

Architecture professors chime in on the best buildings and parks lost to the wrecking ball.<p>In June 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $1.6 billion project to transform New York City’s much-maligned Penn Station in hopes of restoring it to its former glory.<p>The original structure—an …

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers<p>At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side …

Mathematics