Raphael Schaad

18 Magazines | 1,170 Articles | 17,530 Followers | 371 Likes | @raphael | Designer & Technologist, MIT Media Lab. Previously Flipboard and iA Writer.

High school love was when he would find my favorite color everything to present to me. College love was when I realized he would pick out my favorite dried strawberry flakes for me and eat the rest of the honey bunches of oats. Adult love is when I've realized that I'm perfectly capable of picking out what I don't like and knowing what I do like myself. #noredgummybearsforme #selflove #adulthood #relationshipadvice

Photos: Inside the toxic haze, a “crime against humanity” caused by Indonesia’s fires

In Indonesia about half a million people are suffering from respiratory ailments, and at least 19 have died—most from breathing in smoke, some from fire-fighting accidents.

The cause: annual fires that are set to inexpensively clear land, making it more suitable for palm oil and pulp-and-paper …


Before-and-after pictures show how climate change is destroying the Earth

1882 photo taken by G.D. Hazard; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.

Almost all scientists now agree that global climate change is caused by humans.

In late September, the British …

Climate Change

How Marshall Islanders Navigated the Sea Using Only Sticks and Shells

Obviously these sticks and shells are a sea chart. (Image: brewbooks/Flickr)If you live in a country consisting of over 1,100 islands spread across …

National Libraries

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Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …


Chernobyl proves that humans are a bigger threat to wildlife than even nuclear accidents

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 released 100 times more radiation than the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some 16,000 people were permanently evacuated from the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident—but what happened to the wildlife left behind?

According to a recent study, the …


Elon Musk-backed SolarCity claims to have built industry's most efficient solar panel

SolarCity — the leading installer of residential solar panels in the US — announced today in Times Square that the company has built the industry's most efficient solar panel, Reuters reports. The panel converts sunlight into electricity with a 22.04 percent efficiency, according to third-party …

Elon Musk

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Parts of the Laser, from laserinternational.org

The Laser Formula

The Laser Formula: A choice of rigs for different weight sailors = 3 boats in one

Are your children reaching the age when they want to go sailing in a …

Koos Eissen

Aston Martin Voyage 55 Boat Concept Sketch

Lionheart Limited

Largest available accurate scale replica Limited Edition yacht models of the Lionheart

Highest Quality Craftsmanship and Details, including:

American …

Pedrazzini – Boat design that reflects glamorous sophistication

Despite the name of their most famous model, the Capri Super Deluxe, you do not have to travel to Capri to behold the magnificent sight of a …

Pedrazzini - Strictly handcrafted in Switzerland since 1914: Boote

Seit 100 Jahren fühlt sich Pedrazzini der Kunst des Bootsbaus verpflichtet. Die Mahagoni-Runabouts werden nach guter alter Manier von Hand gefertigt. …

17 Photos Of Classic Cars Next To Their Modern Version

Here's a roundup of some beautiful classic cars sitting next to their beautiful modern counterpart. It's amazing to see side-by-side.

DELFTship free

DELFTship™Free is a fully functional 3D hullform modeling program perfectly suited for students, home users or anyone else with an interest in ship …


  My new crazy Friday project is designing and building a complex curve steam bent wooden chair. i know most of my days are already crazy, …

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Alfredo Häberli Design Development | Spheres (Milan)

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Perspectives in Precision & Poetry for BMW

BMW, Germany

It all began with the request from BMW to develop a personal, completely …


Miniature Wooden Toy Boats

The Italian shipbuilding company Riva presents a series of wooden boat toys designed by Madeindreams . The collection consists of five legendary …


Belle Aventure

William Fife III was the third generation in a family of master yacht builders and he was the most prolific. In June of 1929 Fife launched the …

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