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How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

Drawdio Proves to be a Great Project to Inspire Making

Since it’s re-release of sorts early last month as part of our Weekend Projects series, the “Drawdio” Musical Pencil continues to inspire people to make. From skilled builders to people experimenting for the first time with electronics, the Drawdio is both an accessible and fun project to learn …

How-To: Hand-Printed Patterned Floor

<i>From October 2006 to January 2009, we produced 10 volumes of MAKE’s original sister publication, CRAFT. There are many project gems on the pages of those 10 volumes. Here is just one.</i><p>HAND-PRINTED PATTERNED FLOOR<p>By Catherine Weis<p><b>MATERIALS</b><br>Tape measure<br>Blue chalk “snap line” for measuring your space …

This film about “fast fashion” will change the way you look at clothes

If you oppose slavery, then you should oppose fast fashion, asserts author Lucy Siegle issues in the teaser for <i>The True Cost</i>. The forthcoming …

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The Fragile, Invisible Connections Of The Natural World

From the <i>TED Radio Hour</i>, writer and environmentalist George Monbiot tells the story of what happened when wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park after a 70-year absence.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Something unexpected happened in Yellowstone National Park in 1995. For years, deer had …

Entrancing NASA Model Reveals the Feverish Future of Climate Change

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …