With low-power standby modes and stable operating systems, it’s easier than ever to go days (if not weeks or months) without rebooting your computer. Is it still necessary to perform a full shut down?
If you’ve ever wondered how actors can get bottles smashed over their head and crash through windows with little harm, wonder no more: it’s fake glass made from sugar. Read on to see how you can, with a little at ...
The problem with thermal cameras is that even the low end ones can cost over $10,000. This clever DIY hack, however, makes it easy to create detailed thermal photographs with your digital camera and some inexpensive parts.
If Santa put a new DSLR under your Christmas tree this year and you’re looking for a project you can use your old one for, this full-spectrum conversion tutorial is a great way to expand how much of the spectrum your camera can capture.
We love the complex creations LEGO fans make to honor their favorite scenes from movies and this one is no exception; the level of detail in this Fifth Element-inspired diorama is impressive.
A density column is a stack of varying-density liquids in a glass container which showcases how the different densities separate into distinct layers. Check out this video to see how to create a simple 5-layer column.
Batch files are a handy way to execute a series of commands in Windows, but is there anyway to run them invisibly in the background? Read on find out how.
There’s more than one way to peel a banana it would seem and, courtesy of some high speed photography, we get to see how you can get the job done with a bullet.
The rain is pouring down and you’re trying to stay as dry as possible moving from point A to point B. Do you walk or run? Minute Physics picks apart the dilemma.
Take a look at the guts of the tiny and bright Kindle Paperwhite to see how Amazon packed in a well illuminated front-lit screen, a high-capacity battery, and the hardware to run the ebook reader in such a small space.
When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.
When an image is edited well, you hardly notice it. When it’s edited poorly, you can’t get past the poor Photoshopping efforts of some hasty graphic designer. Check out the top 10 Photoshop disasters from 2012 for a chuckle.
It would be easy to assume that the awesome deep space images NASA has been sharing with us for years are simply beamed down from various satellites and space craft before being revealed to the public, but the actual process ...
Whether you were enjoying free domestic calls via Gmail’s built-in phone function throughout 2012 or this is the first you’ve heard of the feature, you can take advantage of free calls throughout 2013.
Hobby boards like the Arduino beg to be built up into gaming systems; the Esplora branch of the Arduino project makes it even easier by including hardwired buttons, a joy stick, and other game-focused features right on the development board.