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An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Code.org that will bring Minecraft into the education curriculum.<p>Mojang, the Sweden-based game development studio that shot to prominence due to its work on Minecraft, was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion last year.<p>Founded in 2013, Code.org is a …

Satya Nadella

DIY Marble Hexagon Coasters

A coaster DIY?? Does the universe really need another one??? Ok but what if I need a new set of coasters and I want them to be hexagon and black …

Chemicals
Tutorials

10 Unusual Things to Use as a Headboard

(Image credit: Kara Rosenlund)<p>The headboard and footboard used to be integral parts of any bed, essential to holding the whole setup together. But …

Williamsburg

21 Creative and Inspiring Twigs and Branches DIY Projects To Do

#2 Simple Twigs Stacked Can Create a Beautiful Frame<p>#3 You Can Create Wooden Hangers<p>#4 A Branch Can Accessorize Your Window<p>#5 Simply Graphic Rustic …

25+ Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Balloons

Balloons are a party staple – we hang them up, ha […]

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

DIY: Cage Light Sconces

Hey everyone! We finally had our fox party and I'm still cleaning up party decorations and gift wrap. I'm going to do a final party post soon, but …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

Make It Modern: DIY Copper Geometric Pendant Lamp

I’ve been swooning over all the copper fixtures I’ve seen recently, but each one I fall for ends up being out of my price range, so I decided to give …

DIY

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

HomeMade Modern EP36 Ironbound Bookcase

This DIY bookshelf project has a nice rustic, modern look and is easily created from angle irons and 2x10s.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>Two 2x10 (8' long) <i><br>Available at</i> …

DIY | Wooden Base Desk Lamp

14 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately I have been working on creating a work space in my apartment that is inspiring and …

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Outdoor Rooms

1 of 19<p>Eclectic Patio<p>The combination of new materials with architectural salvage and garage-sale finds creates this truly one-of-a-kind and low-cost …

MY DIY | Out-the-door Box Storage

If you knew how much time I spent looking for my ______ (insert keys, wallet, sunglasses here), you would really start to question my brain …

DIY

How To Strip and Refinish Wood Furniture

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)<p>You'd never know it, but this Mid-Century Modern credenza was once disguised in flat white paint. For twenty bucks, it …

Woodworking

DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

I’ve been shopping around for a patio table but just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. When you can’t find one, make one! As promised I’m back …

Home Depot

DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

The laundry hamper in our bedroom has been on its last legs for a while. It’s the one we got when we were newlyweds, so it’s lasted a good 10 years. …

How to Build a Tree Bench

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Outdoor<p>How to Build a Tree Bench<p>This charming and …

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting …

In the Future, Your Phone Will Be Built by Thousands of Robot Ants

The German automation firm Festo is building a bunch of the sci-fi-esque critters, which it thinks could become the future of manufacturing.<p>Late last month, the German industrial automation firm Festo unveiled a product that it hopes will help to revolutionize manufacturing: hand-sized, autonomous, …

Robotics

Watch a new 3D printing technique create intricate objects from a pool of goo

3D printing is stuck in a bit of a rut. There are companies trying to push the technology beyond the trinket market, but many of the existing printers are slow, jam often, and don’t always make perfect copies. One new printer introduced at the TED conference may have the answer.<p>Most existing …

3D Printing

Crispy Fried Boudin Balls - Cajun-Style Pork & Rice Sausage Recipe

let's play This War Of Mine Part 5

7 New Materials That Could Change How Our Buildings Act

The gap between material science and actual construction is very far and very wide. It can take decades to move a breakthrough in engineering from a …

Engineering

A Cheap Alternative To Satellites Is Starting To Take Off

But Elon Musk, founder and boss of SpaceX, is not a man who lacks self-confidence, and he did just that on August 22nd after the terminal malfunction of one of his company's Falcon 9 vehicles.<p>That Arianespace, a French rival of SpaceX, announced on the same day that two satellites it had tried to …

Aviation

Augmented reality to change both the workplace and adspace

A few years ago, augmented reality was little more than a curio for people to scan with their phones, but now the phenomenon is on the verge of a …