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How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Laser-Blasted Metal Forms A Self-Cleaning Non-Stick Surface

The technique could make faster vehicles and improve sanitation in the developing world<p>Water, the key to life on our planet, can sometimes be one of our greatest enemies – especially when it comes to its interactions with metals. Air moisture triggers the formation of rust and corrosion on metal …

How To Survive A Blizzard By Dismantling Your Car

Survival tips from the Popular Science archives<p>Winter is coming to the Northeast. As the potentially ‘crippling and historic’ blizzard threatens to dump several feet of snow from Washington, D.C. to Maine, we turned to the <i>Popular Science</i> archives for advice.<p>In February 1963, the magazine gave some …

Giant Asteroid Sails Past Earth, Raising Safety Questions on Terra Firma

Starstruck<p>The space rock known as 2004 BL86 has gone by, but it was a squeaker, cosmically speaking.<p>A mammoth asteroid safely sailed past Earth on Monday, and scientists have started to look at information gleaned from the flyby that may help curb future risks of an impact.<p>Known as 2004 BL86, the …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …