Alexander Albrecht

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Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata Recipe

"These are delicious Portuguese Custard Tarts."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup milk<p>3 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1/2 vanilla bean<p>1 cup white sugar<p>6 egg yolks<p>1 (17.5 …

Baking

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

The Best Renewable Energy Stock You've Never Heard Of (And It Pays a 3.3% Dividend)

This utility is retiring coal plants ahead of schedule and investing billions in renewables, which could supply 45% of its power by 2027.<p>Things are …

Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Set Nation's Highest Tax on Wind

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's executive budget proposal, released this week, seeks to set the nation's highest tax on wind power and phase out tax …

8 Seattle Kids Are Suing the State for Doing Nothing About Climate Change

King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state.<p>Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled.<p>King County …

Washington State

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.<p>A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make baking soda.<p>Crucially, the technology is running without subsidy, …

Breakthrough technology turns coal plant CO2 into baking powder

When it comes to mitigating the impact of modern civilization on our planet’s environment, many scientists and engineers have been focused on ways to …

It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy

US advances on clean energy with first offshore wind farm

Several miles off the coast of Rhode Island, a clean energy landmark quietly just powered up.<p>Five 560-foot-tall wind turbines are now spinning their 240-foot-long blades, sending electricity out onto New England’s regional grid. The wind turbines, which are connected to the sea floor via steel …

Renewable Energy

Collapse of Atlantic Ocean Current Could Trigger Icy Apocalypse, Researchers Warn

"Engine" of the sea could sputter to a halt due to climate change.<p>Climate change could become so extreme that it might trigger the cataclysmic collapse of a vital Atlantic Ocean current and plunge parts of the Northern Hemisphere into a frigid new reality, a study warns.<p>The Atlantic Meridional …

Costa Rica ran almost entirely on renewables in 2016

It’s a happy new year in Costa Rica, where the nation’s Electricity Institute has reported that 98.1 percent of the electricity used in 2016 came …

16 Nasty Exercises You've Never Tried

New Ways to Hit Every Muscle In Your Body<p>Ask any training expert how to get big and strong and he'll tell you about progression and consistency. But …

You Can Stay At This Incredible Hostel For Less Than 20 Bucks A Night

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European Travel

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

Beer Garden Bliss in Berlin

Winters are long and dark in Berlin, which makes the arrival of spring all the more welcome. As soon as the weather permits, Berliners like to spend …

I didn’t choose the tug life, the tug life chose me (48 Photos)

Revealed: The cheapest train journeys for day trips in Europe

• <b>Nice-Menton in France named the most affordable at £3.50 per ticket</b>• <b><br>At £6 per direction, London-Oxford was the second cheapest day trip route</b>• <b><br>Others</b> …

Trains

Paris's Falafel Rivalry Is a Full-Blown Food War

A ruthless battle is being fought in plain sight: Who, between L’As du Fallafel or Mi-Va-Mi, is the best dealer of chickpea patties in Paris—or should we say, the world?<p>In the heart of the Marais, a ruthless battle is being fought in plain sight: Who, between <i>L'As du Fallafel</i> or <i>Mi-Va-Mi</i>, is the best …

One-of-a-Kind Experiences in Amsterdam

Four wacky, one-of-a-kind destinations in the Dutch capital, from sleeping in a crane to rocking out in a bunker<p>By<p>Rico Gagliano<p><b>THE NETHERLANDS IS</b> tiny. Take away the nearly 20% of the country covered in water and you’re left with a land area half the size of West Virginia. As a result, the Dutch …

The 10 Best Places for Belgian Fries in Brussels

The French claim they invented them, but so do the Belgians; regardless, nearly everyone agrees that fries, also known as chips, are a delicious, …

Social Media

Companies Can Finally Get Their Hands on Carbon's 3-D Printer -- For $40,000 a Year

Early customers of the technology include Johnson & Johnson, Ford and BMW.<p>Startup Carbon is at last ready to take orders for the M1, the first device to use its 3-D printing technology that builds objects from a pool of resin using a combination of light and oxygen.<p>That approach lets Carbon’s …

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

New York City

Untethered and unguided: Our first deep look at HoloLens

There's a white unicorn with a rainbow horn on the wall in front of me. A tiger sits casually by the door on the right. On a grey couch at one end of the room, a globe starts to spin when I gaze at it. A second celestial object with the word "Fragments" floats over a white coffee table. I walk …

Revolutionary 3D printed magnets by Polymagnet can change engineering as we know it

Mar 24, 2016 | By Alec<p>We’ve all played with magnets when we were younger. And to a kid, they are pretty magical with one attracting and one repelling …