Stefan Molinaro

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Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Astronomy

Artist Crafts Incredibly Realistic Gigantic Flowers Out of Paper

San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner has had a lifelong obsession with botanicals, expressing her adoration in the form of incredibly realistic paper flowers. Using delicate crepe material, she crafts soft-looking petals that have the same creases, folds, and postures to convincingly mimic …

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

evo Tech Series: Rear Derailleur Adjustment

TechMountain bikes break, it's a sad truth. That's why we've partnered with evo to bring you the <i>evo Tech Series</i>, a set of videos designed to keep …

Mountain Biking

7 Places to Ride Before You Die

Excerpted from The Cyclist's Bucket List, these bike trips will stoke your imagination and vacation planning<p><b>The Cyclist's Bucket List</b><p>Every experience on a bike is unique to every rider. But inarguably, some experiences remain more memorable than others. The smell of lavender at a roadside picnic, …

Cycling

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

You’ll Love These Crafty Bike-Themed Gifts on Etsy

1 of 10<p>For a Gentleman: Bicycle Chain Cufflinks<p>These cufflinks are a classy present for your just-graduated buddy, your cycling dad, or any guy you know who rocks a suit as well as he cruises to KOMs.<p><b>Price</b>: $40 <b><br>Info</b>: AvantGardeDesign<p>2 of 10<p>For Your Goofy Friend: Lion T-Shirt<p>You can choose which …

67,000 people have already signed up for this one-time opportunity from NASA

Calling space fans worldwide: Now is your chance to participate in NASA's human 'Journey to Mars' initiative and NASA's next robotic mission to Mars - the InSight lander launching to the Red Planet next spring.<p>InSight's science goal is totally unique - to "listen to the heart of Mars to find the …

Hut-to-Hut By Mountain Bike in Maine’s Deep Woods

The best cheap mountain bikes - MBR

There's nothing that should stop you getting out on the trails on a budget<p>Find the best cheap mountain bike for you. Our list has been split into: …

10 Ideas to Steal from English Cottage Gardens

The best cottage gardens look like they planted themselves. They didn’t, of course. But the design principles they follow are simple.<p>The English …

Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

A Dutch project that integrates solar panels into a bike commuter path will officially open this week, on a special roadway outside Amsterdam. Power generated by the SolaRoad's panels will be funneled into the national energy grid.<p>The project in the town of Krommenie is being called the world's …

Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification

One urban planning professor has defined this as a process that occurs in discrete stages.<p>Much has been made of the wave of millennials moving to cities. In intriguing new work, geographer and urban planner Markus Moos of the University of Waterloo gives the phenomenon a name: “youthification.” …

Housing

Use CamelCamelCamel to Hunt for the Best Camera Gear Prices on Amazon

One of the tricky things about online shopping is the price fluctuation that happens for products. The price you see today may not be around when you …

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Create a free account today and earn Cash Back when you shop — it's that simple ✌️<p>Earn Cash Back at 400+ Stores Too Good To Be True?<p>Hot Deals in …

Future Camera Bag Essential: Night Vision Eyedrops?

If you’re a photographer who often shoots in very dark environments, would you want night vision eyedrops to help you see better without artificial …

Articles about brooklyn home keeps its historic bones while getting much needed interior update on Dwell.com - Dwell

A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>A home …

Home Tours

Rem Koolhaas: “There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be”

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Why is the design of so many cities so bad?</b> <b><br>Rem Koolhaas:</b> Very few cities these days are really designed, and that may be partly the problem, the …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Another Table Design Inspired by Natural Bodies of Water

What Greg Klassen did for rivers, Christopher Duffy does for oceans<p>Do you remember Greg Klassen's River Collection of tables? To refresh your memory, …

Articles about 6 super sleek staircases on Dwell.com - Dwell

If your M.O. is making your kitchen more compact and streamlined, then look no further than these clean-lined options.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are …

A Garden Designer's Favorite Shrubs

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Now trending on TOH<p>How to Create Succulent Art<p>More From TOH<p>100 DIY Upgrades …

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

1/2<p>lucid energy pipe<p>Portland residents are generating their own green electricity, just by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets.

Learning From Historical Bicycle Posters

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