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The Future of America's Public Housing Stock: Demolition by Neglect

In D.C., federal funding to renovate or maintain existing affordable housing units has been cut virtually in half.<p>If someone ever wanted to eliminate public housing from the United States, now would be the time to do it, says Adrianne Todman, the executive director of the District of Columbia …

A Pixelated Look at Early 2000s New York, Through a Game Boy Lens

Unusually retro shots of life in New York City.<p>These days, Instagram offers a wide array of filters through which even the most casual of photographers can alter their snapshots of the city. But professional photographer David Friedman recently unearthed a set of decade-old photos taken with a …

The Self-Described 'Hermit' Who Took Some of History's Most Unforgettable Pictures of Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight.<p>In Aaron Rose's pictures of Coney Island, you can see everything. Flesh, yes; that’s what he went looking for, and he got it, in all its imperfect glory. The photographer went to Coney Island seeking the drama of the human figure, …

How Sex Work Became Invisible in America

Law enforcement plays the determining role in where and when sex workers make a living in the United States.<p>I spent the spring between a handful of U.S. cities toting around a bag printed in gold with BIG BROTHEL IS WATCHING YOU. In TSA lines and hotels, I turned the words toward my chest. As …

What If U.S. Cities Just Stopped Participating in the War on Drugs?

An idea whose time may have finally come.<p>Spring means budget season for local governments across the United States, and Steve Novick, a city commissioner in Portland, Oregon, has a proposal he thinks could save his city a nice chunk of change: slashing funding for the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs …

The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance

Living and loving in a super small space requires ... unique compromises.<p>Last month, the launch of Tiny House Dating, a website focused on uniting tiny house enthusiasts, got so much attention its servers quickly crashed. Of course we already knew about the growing tiny house movement (in April, …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent.<p>Back in March, air quality in Paris got so awful that the city took some drastic measures. With weather patterns keeping noxious particulate pollution close to the ground, the city made all public transportation free of …

How Julia Organizes Her Open-Plan Kitchen

Julia Badovinac's open-plan loft kitchen required a bit of extra planning for storage, since the high-ceilinged space was once an industrial building …

Storage Ideas

The Look For Less: Chad & Dave's Bedroom on a Budget

(Image credit: Arthur Garcia-Clemente)<p>Chad and Dave's Modern Dream Home brings together the sensibilities of two insiders from Crate & Barrel and …

Chad

Suggestions for Decorating Windowless Living Room?

(Image credit: Paige)<p><b>Q:</b> Hi there! I have been searching everywhere but cannot find any tips for how to decorate a room without a window. I live in a …

Living Rooms

Facebook discovers email providers are using unique plugin for encryption; urges others to follow suit

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Peshkova/Shutterstock<p>If you are ambivalent about using STARTTLS — an extension that’s used to upgrade an insecure …

RFID access control for garage door

An Arduino-based RFID access control to open garage door using RFID by Jason Hamilton:This is my Arduino-based project that allows you to use RFID …

Leaux Racing Trike Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Miss the days of just cruising your neighborhood streets on a trike as a kid? Yeah, me too, which is why the Leaux Racing Trike is so cool! The adult …

You Wouldn’t 3D Print A Car — Until Now

OK, so it’s not exactly a “car,” it’s a 3D printed, 70 pound, giant RC vehicle. Although you can’t quite yet drive around in it, stay tuned to rockstar 3D printing designer Michael Curry’s YouTube feed for updates.<p>This monster took more than 5 months to fabricate in PLA on two MakerBot Replicator …

Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar Station - Finding Home Farms

Today, I am sharing an upcycled vintage door beverage bar.<p>So the summer weather is winding down in our area here. The windows are open and the air is …

Woodworking

Healing Garden Salve

I’m excited to share this salve with you! <b>This blend of herbs works to heal and soothe your skin.</b> It is an antiseptic and helps fight bacteria. It …

The Electrifying Designs of Anouk Wipprecht

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht creates futuristic fashion that celebrates the beautiful nexus of fashion and technology. The main image on her website boldly asks, “What does fashion lack?” and answers it with “Microcontrollers.” From the dress that emits smoke when someone enters the wearer’s …

How to find a cheap hotel room

Which online service offers the best deals for hotel rooms: Expedia, Hotels.com, TravelPony Booking, Hotwire, or Priceline? Nomadic Matt has the …

A Secret Tweak to Speed Up Chrome on Your Android

If Chrome on your Android device is acting sluggish, stuttering as you scroll down pages, you don't have to just twiddle your thumbs in silent …

Wall Mounted Framed TV

Another item checked off the Summer to do list!<p>I’ve also managed to complete #1, #2, #7, & #11. Go me!<p>Every Summer begins and the possibilities are …

Baked Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are essentially boiled eggs wrapped in sausagemeat (bulk sausage), coated in breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. In the UK, they are …

Custom “Makey” Mold-a-Rama Toy

Disney Imagineer James Durand, whose reproduction Mold-a-Rama machine I posted about on Tuesday, just e-mailed me this beautiful snapshot of a figurine cast from the one-off custom die he fabricated for his “Mini Molder” machine in preparation for its public world premiere at Maker Faire Bay Area …

DIY

MOTHER EARTH NEWS EDITORS<p>Follow these plans and diagrams to build your own mini tractor in no time right in your backyard!<p>We made our own rodent …

Off-grid

Homemade Sports Drink

About 8 months ago, DIY Natural community member Peggy shared her recipe for homemade Gatorade with us. I kept telling myself I would try this out, …

Diabetes

Maker Faire for Kids

Maker Faire is a fantastic event no matter what age you are, but there are some wonderful exhibits geared toward kids! With more than 1,000 makers coming to the Faire this year, it’s smart to plan ahead. Pick at least a few key things you want to be sure to see and do, especially if you’ve got kids …

Table Saw - Build The Ultimate Fence Accessory

Power Tools

Introducing Mirobot, a DIY WiFi Robot for Children

We’re quite sure that<p>fathers parents people reading Hackaday wonder how to introduce theirchildrenacquaintances to the wonderful world of …

Home Made Cargo Bicycle Makes Use of Scraps!

Ever heard of a cargo bike? If you need to carry a lot of stuff around (or maybe even your kid!), then they’re super handy — unfortunately, they …