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How to build guitar effects pedals

Basics<p>Contrary to what you may think, or what some boutique builders might have you believe, if you have a basic understanding of electronics and a …

This Clever Projector Works Like A Desk Lamp

Why don’t we all use projectors? They haven’t been made for us–yet.<p>Sure they’ve gotten a smaller, lighter, brighter, and sharper, but modern projectors–even the tiny “pico projectors“–haven’t evolved significantly from their birth in the 1980s. They’re still obnoxious boxes that fit into our lives …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

Watch how to make a plasma ball out of a light bulb

If you've ever had aspirations to become a mad scientist, or just look like one, you not only need an impressive lab, but also fun and interesting gadgets to display. One such scientific-looking artifact is a plasma globe.<p>These illuminated spheres use various noble gases with a high-voltage …

Light Bulbs

We Can't Legally Tell You to Be High While Watching This But

Ever wonder what the dreams of a professional animator must look like? Adult Swim’s Off the Air videos continue to be some close approximate of that …

Animation

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

The Brain

Quantum Physics proves that Death is an Illusion

<i>Is death an illusion?</i><p><i>Most scientists believe that the concept of an afterlife is a nuisance, or at least is untenable. However, there is a</i> …

Mummified Sailor Found on Ghost Vessel

A mummified sailor has been found floating aboard a ghost yacht which could have drifted for years in the Pacific Ocean, according to a Philippine …

mummified

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

Forget your TV, buy this instead

IF YOU want a cheap and space-saving alternative to a wide-screen TV, Sony has the solution and it’s no bigger than your phone.

Introducing The Grown-Up Tree House of Your Dreams

A livable, fully functioning tree house is the ultimate dream home for romantics and nature lovers alike, but executing the fantasy is a lot harder …

Architecture

What we create

Build your own mini wind turbine from printer parts

<b>Here's a fun little DIY project that can bring home the clean, quiet nature of wind energy.</b><p>For all the DIY-ers and parents and teachers who want to …

Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees

Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around …

San Francisco

Why Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds Loves The Escape Of Motorcycles

When you have more money than you know what to do with, owning cool toys isn’t enough. You need to have something different, something special. For</i> …