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23 Awesome DIY Smokehouse Plans You Can Build in the Backyard

Do you enjoy smoking your meat? I mean, who doesn’t love homemade bacon or ham? After exploring the world of smoking meat here recently, I have to …

Edible Innovations: What Does the Future of Global Farming Look Like?

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Behold the Intricate Beauty of the Rose Engine

If you already know what a rose engine is, you may want to just scroll down to the videos and skip me blathering on about how incredibly cool they are. You’ll have to excuse my excitement as I was only recently introduced.<p>Last year, I visited Maker Faire Paris and had a wonderful time. One of the …

Maker Faire

Made in Baltimore: The Logistics of Unboxing Your Makerspace

If you have been following the Open Works journey from the very beginning, you have watched our progress in fundraising, community engagement, business planning, equipment ordering, and staffing. We are now nearing the end of one phase — development — and entering the next phase — running a …

Fabrication

8 Tips and Techniques for Making Homemade Cheese

While some people think cheesemaking is complicated, and requires loads of specialized equipment, those of us already making cheese know it takes little more than good milk and a large pot. Unlike commercial mechanized processes, home cheesemaking can happen with just a few repurposed household …

Blue Cheese

Ferrofluid Clock Moves Like Elegant Little Caterpillars

It squiggles, collects, and disperses. Amalgamous fluid blobs zip along what appears to be a predetermined path. This substance is magical and uncanny, behaving almost like a living creature. In short, this clock is mesmerizing. So how does it work?<p>Created by designer Zelf Koelman, Ferrolic is a …

13 Questions for the Chronic Maker Who Builds Giant Clocks & Destroys Computers

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native Tom Gralewicz is a Maker’s Maker. In 2011, he cofounded Milwaukee Makerspace, driven by years of experience as an active member of various clubs, including the Milwaukee Electric Car Club, DPRG (Dallas Personal Robotics Group), ChiBots (Chicago Amateur Robotics Club), …

Maker Faire

You’ll Want to Build This Mesmerizing Sand Pendulum — And Then Stare at it for Hours

A close cousin of desktop zen gardens, a sand pendulum is a decorative piece that relies on momentum to furrow fractalesque patterns into a plot of sand. These contraptions are mesmerizing to watch, make great gifts, and are great additions to any peaceful area of your home.<p>Reddit user the7Sins …

The Miners of the Future May Be Common Plants

When germanium meets geraniums ...<p>Germanium is a great material for semi-conductors, but it's also an incredibly hard material to extract due to its reactive nature. It's likely in your phone right now, but probably not in the ground. While it's not a rare earth metal, it's almost as scarce and …

Stunning Macro Photos of Delicate Butterfly Wings Look Like Shimmering Petals

Butterflies are exceptionally beautiful insects with wings covered in unique patterns and brilliant colors. On their own, these delicate creatures already stand out—but what happens when you look up-close? Artist Linden Gledhill utilizes the art of macro photography to capture the petal-like …

Macro Photography

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

University of Illinois

Voltera’s Circuit Printer Launches on Kickstarter, Smashes Goal in Minutes

The Voltera V-One circuit printer, one of our favorite finds at CES this year, just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter — and hit $100,000 in 35 minutes.<p>The Voltera system provides multiple capabilities: It will print the traces for your prototype circuit board (at 8mil space and …

Crowd Funding

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Space Exploration

Pearl Harbor: The First Energy War

Charles Maechling argues that the Japanese attack, which took place on December 7th 1941, was partly a response to the country's limited energy …

Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers

Robots are working alongside humans on car production lines, taking what Technology Review calls "a huge step toward revolutionizing the role of robots" at car factories. Previously, robots had been seen as being too unsafe to place them shoulder-to-arm-joint with humans on the assembly line.<p>It's …