Tim Fortner

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We May Finally Have a Way of Mass Producing Graphene

The Miracle Material for All<p>Hailed as the future’s 2D miracle material, graphene has remarkable applications. Graphene is essentially a one-atom …

Graphene

Potato Hash

Pierce both potatoes a few times, put in the microwave and cook on high until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove the skin from the …

Recipes

How to Become a Millionaire - It's Not out of Reach for Many Americans

If the headline of this article "How To Become a Millionaire" sounds like an infomercial, don't be deceived. It's not. The advice on how to become a …

Personal Finance

Recipe: An Iranian Omelette That’s Both Sweet and Savory

Iranians have a sweet tooth. My mother — who was born in Iran but immigrated after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 — doesn’t put sugar in her tea; she puts sugar cubes in her mouth and lets them melt on her tongue as she sips the hot, dark <i>chai</i>. Iranian desserts are literally drenched in sugar and …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

3 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than A 3-Mile Run

Burn, baby, burn.<p>There's a reason running is such a mainstay on the fitness scene. It's a great workout, it's excellent for building endurance, and, in theory, all you need is a good sports bra and a pair of sneakers to get it done. Plus, it's a solid way to torch calories: A 150-pound woman …

Avocado Pancakes Could Be The Next Avocado Toast

It's an avocado world we're living in.<p>Avocados are a versatile fruit. Smashed into guacamole, served on toast, stuffed with fillings and turned into boats, there’s no limit to what you can make with them. Avocados can even be cut into the likeness of a rose.<p>We just learned there’s one more thing …

Breakfast

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

What is Android Things? – Gary explains

Recently Google announced its new Internet of Things initiative based on Android, the aptly named Android Things. It was back in May 2015 that Google announced Project Brillo as its IoT operating system, but having looked at the feedback it received from developers about Brillo, Google decided to …

Android News

Getting Started with Your Multimeter

Of all electronics tools, I consider the multimeter to be the most essential. It will tell you how much voltage exists between any two points in a circuit, or how much current is passing through the circuit. It will help you to find a wiring error, and can also evaluate a component to determine its …

The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

The hypothetical spacecraft engine has made waves for seeming to violate the laws of physics. What's actually going on?<p>One of the most controversial stories in science right now is the EM Drive, a hypothetical new type of spacecraft engine that seems to break the laws of physics. While many …

Butter-Basted Rib-Eye Steak - Cook's Illustrated | Cook's Illustrated

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

Captivating CIA maps give an insight into eight decades of top-secret intelligence

A Few Shortcuts

Lorene's Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe

"Slow cooker potato soup, and it was so simple. In the morning, I fill my cooker with the ingredients, and set the crock pot on High. The soup is …

The science of good parenting

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid's brain?</i><p>And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

5 Simple Math Problems No One Can Solve

Easy to understand, supremely difficult to prove.<p>Mathematics can get pretty complicated. Fortunately, not all math problems need to be inscrutable. Here are five current problems in the field of mathematics that anyone can understand, but nobody has been able to solve.

France's $21 billion nuclear fusion reactor is now halfway complete

The fusion reactor everyone is anticipating is currently under construction in France. It's called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and could be the fusion reactor to lead a new era of clean energy. The reactor recently hit a major milestone, its construction is halfway …

Energy

Super Moist Honey Spice Cake Recipe

Have you ever had a cake that actually tastes better the day after you make it? This Super Moist Honey Spice Cake Recipe is exactly like that – …

Dessert

​The Story of the AC Adapter, Thomas Edison's Revenge on the Power Grid

They’re big, clunky, and annoying, but AC adapters are a fact of life in consumer electronics. Why? Let’s just say Thomas Edison’s getting his comeuppance.<p><i>A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i><p>Power outlets are …

SEGA

How to Repair a TV Remote Control or Alarm Keypad With Kitchen Foil

How to Repair a TV Remote Control or Alarm Keypad With Kitchen Foil<p>Updated on September 19, 2017<p>How Do I Fix a Remote Control or Keypad That Won't …

Fantastically Healthy, Cauliflower Rice (Paleo and Gluten-free)

Look no further...This is a delicious side dish to serve with pretty much anything. Replace any recipe that calls for using rice. My husband doesn't even like cauliflower but loves this dish! Not only is it great along side beef, chicken, pork or fish, it's wonderful to serve topped with pasta …

Healthy Eating

Construction worker shortage weighs on hot U.S. housing market

DENVER (Reuters) - The drumbeat of hammers echoes most mornings through suburban Denver, where Jay Small, the owner of company that frames houses, is building about 1,300 new homes this year.<p>That’s more than triple what he built a few years ago, when “you couldn’t buy a job” in the residential …

Housing

38 reasons you should always have baking soda in your kitchen

See that little flexing bicep on the baking soda below? It's not just there because baking soda is strong stuff: It's also a symbol of how you feel—resourceful and capable—when you use it.<p>Because beyond baking soda's muffin-leavening powers and fridge-odor-absorbing abilities (a claim that's as …

Cleaning

20 Unexpected Uses For a Can of Biscuit Dough

Popping open a can of biscuit dough has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in the kitchen. And while a perfectly made biscuit is irresistible, there are so many more ways to make use of the premade dough. Allow your next package of biscuit dough to be your shortcut to waffles, …

25 Comforting Casseroles To Beat The Back-To-School Blues

How a 'weather bomb' shook the Earth – and why that's not an earthquake

The Earth beneath your feet is “humming” all the time. Typically these vibrations are too faint and low-frequency for your ears to hear. But they can …