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How To: Make a Photo Booth Backdrop/ Wall Art with Yarn

We love photo booth backdrops around here, especially ones that are relatively quick and easy. This DIY option is both of those things and could …

Roundup: 10 DIY Projects Using Plumbing Pipe

Usually we think of using a pipe for plumbing... but there are so many other ways to use this sturdy material that don't have anything to do with …

DIY

How To: Make Your Own DIY Concrete Countertops -- The Easy Way

I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete …

Home Improvement

30 Great Projects Shared by our Maker Campers

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>After 30 days of Maker Camp over the past six weeks, we’ve come to the finale. However, we will carry the things we’ve learned with us for a long time to come, and the best part is that while we shared a lot of cool things with our campers, they shared some …

How to Make Frosted Cake Plates

Cake plates, also known as dessert stands or elevated serving plates, are a good way to display baked goods or to use for holiday decorations. While …

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Caterpillar

Toilet paper caterpillars are a great way to entertain children for next-to-nothing. These cardboard creatures are easy to make and lots of fun to …

Crafting

See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you’re attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.<p>I will be brining a fully articulated and animated 3D printed humanoid animatronic robot. The build …

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

Staging And Live Sound Setup: Tops In Blue | WinkSound

How to Prepare Your Album for Mastering

When I’m talking to people who aren’t in the music business and they ask me what I do, the question that inevitably follows is “...and what, exactly,</i> …

In U.S., 101M people use Facebook mobile apps every day

The social network said it's revealing country-level data on daily active users to better educate advertisers.<p>Facebook said Tuesday that in the U.S. more than 128 million people use its Web site on a daily basis. The company added that it attracts 101 million people in the U.S. to its various …

Social Media

Is Bruce Springsteen on a Never Ending Tour?

Three scenarios for Springsteen's future plans<p>Just last week, Bruce Springsteen announced that his four upcoming South American shows would mark the …

An incredible new photo taken by ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile captures an odd couple shimmering beautifully in a star-forming region of a nearby galaxy. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9cwi

The Gemini Observatory's Gemini South telescope is churning out spectacular imagery using its laser-guided Gemini Multi-conjugate adaptive optics System (GeMS). See the dazzling images from and of the telescope in this gallery: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9jyt

Using the Gemini South Observatory in Chile, astronomers will fire powerful lasers into the gassy Perseid meteor shower debris, creating artificial stars that help researchers snap clearer photos of the cosmos. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9ksk

Three stargazers, located in Holland, Alabama and Michigan, exercised their passion for night sky photography to create a stunning image of Messier 27, also known as the Dumbbell Nebula or NGC 6853. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9l0n "Using narrow band filters and very long exposures, we were able to capture the outer hydrogen and oxygen shell of the M27 nebula, which is not normally visible in amateur images," Terry Hancock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhancock/show) wrote us in an email.

Space History Photo: Astronaut Mark C. Lee floats freely, backdropped against clouds 130 nautical miles below, without tethers as he tests the new Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) system on September 16, 1994. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9lap