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The math behind the perfect free throw

From a mathematical viewpoint, basketball is a game of trajectories.<p>Some 20 years ago, my colleague Dr. Chau Tran and I developed a way to simulate the trajectories of millions of basketballs on the computer.<p>We went to the coaches and assistant coaches at North Carolina State University, where we …

North Carolina

Bite Size Tips: How to Get the Perfect Exposure with a Histogram

The histogram is one of the most useful tools in the camera that helps to evaluate proper exposure and is also one of the least understood and used …

The Best Tabletop Games of 2015

Each year, there are dozens of amazing tabletop games worth discovering, and it can be hard to know which titles might be a good fit for your gaming …

Bell Bullitt designer Chad Hodge builds a BMW

Here’s a great way to kick off the New Year: a brand new custom from one of our favorite up-and-coming builders, Chad Hodge.<p>Chad landed on everyone’s radar when his stunning Bullitt helmet concept was picked up by Bell. Then his first build appeared—an equally stylish Kawasaki KZ750.<p>Since then, …

Carbohydrates

Shoot  the  moon...with  Olympus

Once a month, as inky darkness settles across the land, and the creatures of the night begin to stir, I get the urge to howl at, no sorry, photograph …

Landscape Photography

It Must Be the Gear

<i>All Images (c) Alvin Valentierra</i><p>It's not what type of gear a photographer uses, it's how he or she uses it. I'm sure you have heard this sentiment in some shape or form. I for one am a firm believer in this idea, there is nothing more upsetting for me as a photographer than when someone tells me …

Upcycle Old Magazines into a Decorative Paper Tree

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you are anything like me, you aren’t ready. I was thinking back about crafts I remember making as a child, and this one was always fun. My mother used to give me her old Readers Digest to use.<p>One thing though… <i>do not</i> use a <i>Make:</i> magazine! They should always …

Crafting

Teacher Uses LEGO Blocks to Effectively Improve Children’s Math Skills

LEGO blocks are commonly used to build colorful structures, but they can also effectively help kids with their math skills. According to school teacher Alycia Zimmerman, these plastic blocks allow students to develop their spatial and proportional awareness in a creative manner. Since LEGOs are …

Lego

10 Fab Labs You Must Visit if You’re in Europe

<i>Editor’s note: Madison Worthy and Miriam Engle biked across Europe, where they visited different Makerspaces, and filmed</i> Self-Made, <i>a documentary about their adventure and the Makers they met. You can find a list of installments chronicling their journey at the end of this article.</i><p>We are Madison …

The myth of all-wheel-drive and why it can be a deadly trap

Is all-wheel drive the bulletproof vest of driving? Many people seem to think so. This first dawned on me a few winters ago, when I watched a brand new Mercedes SUV go into an icy corner in ski country. Seconds later, the Mercedes was on its side in the ditch.<p>The driver was unharmed, but angry. "I …

Linear Tattoos Use One Continuous Line to Leave a Beautifully Bold Impact

Tattoo artist Mo Ganji specializes in black-and-white body art that makes a strong impact with relatively simple drawings. Opting for bold lines and stippled dots, the Berlin-based creative adorns his clients with portraits of people and animals, sometimes combining the two into an elegant image …

Old Empire Motorcycles Tempest

My historical RAF aircraft knowledge is at best, hazy. Indeed it is an education that has come almost exclusively from the machines of Old Empire …

Motorcycles

How to Plan a Buddy Trip

It’s time for a buddy trip. Time to get away from it all with friends and spend quality time, strengthening those age-old bonds between men and, if …

Sarah Graham turns to 3D printing for unique, highly-detailed jewelry

Sep 10, 2015 | By Tess<p>San Francisco based jewelry designer <b>Sarah Graham</b> has been creating original and hand crafted jewellery for over two decades …

Deal of the Week – The Huge Font Bundle

If you have a blog, a website, or any other type of presence online you are going to want to check out the new font package that’ll make your website …

Typography

Articles about 8-modern-wristwatches-we-love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

Ceramics

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

You're Probably Not Using This Feature of Adobe Lightroom

If you’re a reader of this site, we’re very positive that you’re using Adobe Lightroom to edit your images. Overall, it’s an industry standard–and we …

Microsoft Develops App That Turns Any Smartphone Into a Comprehensive 3D Scanner

It seems like it was just yesterday that I first was introduced to 3D scanning as a desktop production method used for 3D printing, yet over the past …

Obeying the Laws of Physics and Economics, Oris Builds Watches for the Working Man

Boyle’s Law states that as the volume of a gas decreases, its pressure increases. It is a well-known law of physics expressed as <i>PV = k</i>. Watchmaking …

Watches

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Center-Drive Porsche 911 Carrera S 'Centro' Heads To Monterey Auction, Gallery 1

Monterey

Vivid Illustrations Depict Dynamic Scenes of Nature and East Asian Mythology

Shenzhen, China-based artist RLoN Wang is back with more intricate illustrations that burst with color and life. Since we last shared his work a year ago, Wang has branched out from more understated portraits of animals to vibrant illustrations jam-packed with wild beasts, mythical creatures, and …

Enter the Optical Illusion Graffiti Void

Don't worry—you can't actually fall down these rabbit holes.<p>When you stare into any of the abysses created by German graffitist 1010, the abysses stare back at you—or at least they appear to. Inspired by the relationship between optics and neurology, the Hamburg-based artist has amassed a cult …

RWB Building a Porsche 911 Tribute to 917/20 Pink Pig Racecar in Australia

Japanese tuner Rauh-Welt Begriff is famous for its 911 wide body kits, which take retro Neunelfers so far in terms of appearance, that it’s …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

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