Kieran McMillan

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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Bring Batman To Life With Lego Cuusoo Wayne Manor – /Film

<b>Lego Cuusoo</b> is a site where fans can create and show off any <b>Lego</b> project they can come up with. If 10,000 people like it a design, Lego will consider …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

The Ultimate Brown Paper Flooring Guide

Check out my floors in the May/June 2012 issue of <i>Natural Home and Garden</i>!<p>Also featured in the November 2012 issue of <i>WNC Woman</i>!<p>My brown paper floors …

Single Serving Pie in a Jar

Step 1: Pie Dough<br>The first thing you’ll need is dough. You can use any pie dough you like. Here’s a great tutorial on making a basic crust. That …

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

Elsie's dream (DIY) light fixture

I'm so excited to finally share one of my favorite DIY adventures in our current home! If you're a crazy detail person you might remember that we …

The Thing System aims to Revolutionize Home Automation

Marshall T. Rose was recently at the O’Reilly Video Studio to discuss The Thing System, an open-source solution for both home automation and controlling the internet of things. It’s currently in alpha, but already boasts an impressive array of functionality with devices as varied as lightbulbs and …

Mini Blind Minder

Sometimes the sun is my friend, warming the house on cool days. Other times it’s my enemy, warming the house on hot days. Blinds are one solution to this problem, but it seems that no matter how I set my blinds before I leave for the day, the weather changes and I come home to a sweltering or …

Arduino

8 Unusual Uses For Bananas

Nothing ticks me off more than having to trash bananas that I bought four days earlier. I love the tropical fruit just as much as Baby Bop, but I shouldn't have to force feed myself bananas before they become overripe. But it turns out the old yellow fruit can be made new in the form of homemade …

Stop pretending we aren't living in the Space Age

I am sick of hearing people say that the Space Age is "over" because we haven't sent humans back to the Moon. Seriously? That's your complaint? You …

4 Homebrewing Tips You Won't Find in the Books

Ask any home brewing expert and they will tell you: The best tips on brewing the perfect batch come from real-world experience, which is exactly what four homebrewers are sharing here.<p><b>Don't Be Afraid to Experiment With Flavors</b><p>"With one exception I've never brewed the same recipe twice," says James …

Fellas, This Is How Your Suit Should Fit (PHOTOS)

Suit shopping is something that every guy will have to face at some point in his life. And while it may seem simple at first, there are actually quite a few places where things can go wrong. Thankfully, HuffPost's Pop Culture editor Brennan Williams can show us how it's done.<p>Williams' snappy bow …

4 Superfoods You Need to Try

Health awareness is increasing and so is the demand for healthy and nutritious food choices. Arguably, many prepackaged and processed food options …

Nutrition

How To: Make Your Own DIY Concrete Countertops -- The Easy Way

I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete …

9 Awesome Facts About Lemons You Should Know

When we were kids, our introduction to lemons wasn't so friendly. (It went something like this.) But now that we're all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, cookies and, most importantly, cocktails.<p>But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the …

How to Make French Beans Curry in Andhra Style

This is one special way to prepare French beans, based on the Andhra style curry from India. It's a tasty, spicy and warming dish suitable as a meal …

Recipes

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

The Pirate Bay (TPB), the torrent site that really doesn’t need an introduction anymore, celebrates its 10th birthday today. To mark the day, TPB launched PirateBrowser, “a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), Firefox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon).”<p>The package, the group says, …

Simple Springtime Dishes

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APOD: Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Haze (2013 Jul 29) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130729.html Explanation: This is not a solar eclipse. Pictured above is a busy vista of moons and rings taken at Saturn. The large circular object in the center of the image is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and one of the most intriguing objects in the entire Solar System. The dark spot in the center is the main solid part of the moon. The bright surrounding ring is atmospheric haze above Titan, gas that is scattering sunlight to a camera operating onboard the robotic Cassini spacecraft. Cutting horizontally across the image are the rings of Saturn, seen nearly edge on. At the lower right of Titan is Enceladus, a small moon of Saturn. Since the image was taken pointing nearly at the Sun, the surfaces of Titan and Enceladus appear in silhouette, and the rings of Saturn appear similar to a photographic negative. Now if you look really really closely at Enceladus, you can see a hint of icy jets shooting out toward the bottom of the image. It is these jets that inspired future proposals to land on Enceladus, burrow into the ice, and search for signs of extraterrestrial life. http://www.ciclops.org/view/2055 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08235 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/?imageID=2222 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130729 #APOD

7 Weekend DIY Projects That'll Whip Your Garage Into Shape (PHOTOS)

A lot of times our garage ends up being more of a storage space than a place to park the car. Though most of us would do anything than tackle the mess inside, there are a few things you can do to reclaim this space. Namely, purge. Of course, that's only the first step, but it's a decent start to …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Top 20 DJ Mixes of 2013 So Far

Once upon a time, DJ mixtapes were for the faithful. Today, it’s the opposite – everyone can access them, and more and more, they do. By the time you …

10 DIY Yarn Art Ideas for a Creative Touch

Wondering what to do with that big empty space on your wall? I know the feeling! I recently moved, and when it came time to fill a very large accent …

Make It: Modern DIY Brass Chandelier

Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!<p>Five (5) simple steps are all it takes to …

Old book table

<b>Materials:</b> Old french book, PVA and clear varnish<p><b>Description:</b> This was originally the UTBY Bar table, brown-black, stainless steel. After having this …

Make It: Statement Light from Scratch

Create a statement light fixture completely from scratch for about $30. I cannot believe that this pendant light was made from fluorescent diffuser, …

Tutorials

Silhouette Sensations: Casting Positive DIY Shadows in Your Home

Ever realize that no matter how old you get, no matter the many circumstances and self inflicted drama you’ve survived, the Home Alone can creep up …