The Evasive Beeping Thing is appropriately named, since it dutifully does exactly what its name implies: it sends out a 5-second, high-pitched beep every few minutes. The source is extremely...
Posted by Brad Graham
Microbial fuel cells generate electricity from "metal-breathing" bacteria in ordinary mud.
Posted by Ashley Franks
In the height of summer, there’s nothing like an ice pop to cut through the heat. Though store-bought ones do the job, pops made by hand — both the molds...
Posted by Krystina Castella
My lovely wife has been collecting vintage jewelry for most of her adult life. Some pieces she considers “too good to wear” and keeps stashed in jewelry boxes, waiting for...
Posted by Matt Maranian
The ultimate Zen garden accessory is the stone urn. Filled only with water and a few fallen leaves, it defines tranquility. Unfortunately, these stone beauties cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily,...
Posted by Joe Szuecs
Working directly with DNA isn't only for the labs of CSI, agribusiness, and headline-grabbing research institutions. It's basic chemistry, but it uses the molecules of life. You can even do...
Posted by UBC Biology Lab
Use an old VCR to automatically feed your pet on schedule.
Posted by James Larsson
Make a papier-mâché vessel out of an old plastic container.
Posted by Natalie Friedman