Manny Leon

67 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 3 Following | @mannyleon1 | Keep up with Manny Leon 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 “Manny Leon”

U.S. troop cut won't impact mission in Afghanistan: U.S. general

KABUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw roughly 1,400 U.S. troops from Afghanistan won’t adversely impact America’s mission there, a top general said before arriving in Kabul on Friday, adding that some jobs could be done from abroad.<p>U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, …

Tiny House Living: How Two Families Made It Work—Teenagers, Sleepovers, Alone Time, and All

How do you fit a full-sized family into a tiny house? The Morrisons and Kasls found that the benefits of life in 200 square feet outweigh the …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

Aeromobil, A Sleek Flying Car That Fits Into Ordinary Parking Spaces

The Aeromobil is a sleek flying car created by Slovak Republic designer Štefan Klein that fits into a standard-size parking space and can be fueled …

Articles about 7 clever loft spaces small places on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Small but …

Peugeot 208 Air Hybrid Vehicle Goes Nearly One Hundred Miles Per Gallon

Mention “<b>hybrid vehicle</b>,” and most people probably assume you mean hybrid “electric” vehicle, but in the case of the upcoming Peugeot 208 Air-Hybrid, …

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131028-welcome-to-the-jetpack-era?ocid=global_future_rss<p>After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.<p>Inside a warehouse in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man …

Remote Controls

Contemporary Energy's Solar Kettle Boils and Purifies Water Off the Grid

Contemporary Energy’s Solar Kettle uses the sun’s rays to boil water on the go. The lightweight thermos-like device is perfect for camping or …

Ride Faster and Smarter With This Self-Charging Electric Bike Wheel

Riding bikes is awesome. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the city in the distance—it's a fun thing to do. But don't you sometimes think, …

Electric Bikes

Bill Murray's Fancy Letterman Late Show Entrance | What's Trending Now

Bill Murray

The Matrix Returns In A New Campaign For GE

The Matrix franchise has been resurrected for a new GE commercial.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loinY8MmVq8<p>Andy and Lana Wachowski, the sibling team behind the <i>Matrix</i> trilogy and <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, have helped resurrect <i>The Matrix</i> for a television commercial. The 30-second spot, for General Electric‘s …

3D Printing an Aston Martin

<b>Interview by Yahea Abdulla</b><p>We recently heard about a Solidoodler in Auckland, New Zealand, named Ivan Sentch, who’s building an entire car from scratch with the help of his Solidoodle, 2nd Gen 3D printer. When we saw photos of his project in progress, it was a bit hard to believe that this was his …

Basic Self-Reliance/Maker Curriculum for Kids

Former MAKE staffer Stefan Antonowicz sent us this to post. He now has two kids and has been thinking about what is a good self-reliance/maker skill set to consider teaching his kids. He writes:<p>My dad and I were both Scouts, and I’d always assumed my sons and daughters would spend some time in one …

Mortise and Tenon Book Ends

This weekend I wanted to make some book ends so that I don’t have to stack books on my desk. This is a few hours later. Six of the twelve hours making this were spent trying and failing to cut square holes accurately for the mortise and tenon joints. The back of the tenon shows with my design, so …

Bio-Based E-Scooter

Argueably the most sustainable scooter in the world, “Be.e” is constructed almost entirely of bio-composites. The monocoque body is made from flax …

How technology will transform your visit to the supermarket

Jessica Winch looks at the technology set to speed up your shopping trips.<p>When I go into a supermarket, particularly on a Sunday afternoon when it is packed with small children, my main goal is to grab the items I need and check out as quickly as possible.<p>To that end, I usually head straight for …

Customers

Handy Swiss+Tech 19-in-1 Key Ring Multi-Function Pocket Tool

If you loved Iain Sinclair CardSharp or Tool Logic CC1SB, then you would love <b>Swiss+Tech 19-in-1 Key Ring Multi-Function Pocket Tool</b>. It’s a handy …

This Newer, Stronger 3-D Printed Gun Costs Just $25

A Wisconsin engineer has produced a cheaper, more durable version of Defense Distributed's 3-D printed pistol on an inexpensive, consumer-grade printer.<p>Defense Distributed's plastic, 3-D printed "Liberator" single-shot handgun was here for a moment and then it was gone in more than one sense. For …

Core77 DIY Design Award Winners Inspire

Last week, internationally renowned design site Core77 announced the winners of the Core77 Design Awards. There were 17 categories of design including soft goods, social impact, furniture & lighting, transportation, and DIY, to name a few. I was honored to be the jury captain for the DIY category. …

Can It Be Water-Damaged? NeverWet It!

This product looks really cool! NeverWet is a two-part coating that can be applied to nearly any surface — cloth, electronics, concrete, and so on — and it totally repels liquid. It was developed by Ross Nanotechnology who licensed it to Rust-Oleum, and you can buy it at the Home Depot. [via C-Net]

How CAD Empowers Kids: Carl Bass at Maker Faire

The chief executive at Autodesk obviously prepared this talk for kids, and he arrived at Maker Faire dressed for the part: wearing a baseball cap, t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers.<p>Not what he wears when he’s talking to shareholders about fiscal year 2013.<p>But Bass can pull it off: he has a marvelously …

How-To: 3D Print a Model of your Brain

Reddit user intirb recently posted a detailed tutorial on how to 3D print a model of your own brain using an MRI scan. If you haven’t had your head checked lately (I should hope you haven’t had to), intirb suggests inquiring in local university neuroscience departments to see if you can participate …

All About the Diode

Collin Cunningham explains what diodes are all about, describing the history of the component, the various types, and even touches on creating your own.<p>[M]aking this installment of the series taught me quite a few things. Prior to reading up on the diode, I wasn’t aware how closely its development …

What is the New Industrial Revolution?

We live in revolutionary times that some call a “new industrial revolution” – driven by the mixing of computers with manufacturing technology. By far, the all-star of this movement is the home 3D printer – as typified by the RepRap and its hundreds of derivatives. There’s a lot of great energy in …

10 Types of Weeds

Green Foxtail<p>Green foxtail (Setaria viridis) is an aggressive grower and is a problem when competing with vegetable crops. Adjustments to lawn care …

Get the F*ck to Work: How Adam Mansbach Followed Up His Mega Successful Kids’ Book

After creating a pop culture phenomenon with a profane children’s book, Adam Mansbach is back with Rage is Back. Here, he talks about using the momentum of success while writing a brand new chapter.<p>How do you follow up a giant fucking phenomenon? If you’re Adam Mansbach, author of the 2011 <i>New York</i> …

Tesla demos electric battery swap in just 90 seconds

Which is faster: changing a battery in Tesla's Model S sports sedan or filling up a car's gas tank?<p>The electric automaker put that question to the test in a Fast Pack Swap Event captured on video Thursday.<p>Posted on Vimeo, the video revs up with Tesla CEO Elon Musk touting that owners of the Model S …

Tesla