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Virginia Tech learns how to get hydrogen from any plant, might lower fuel cell costs

Hydrogen fuel cell cars have any number of hurdles to overcome, whether it's widespread adoption or the basic matter of locating a place to fill up. If a Virginia Tech discovery pans out, getting the fuel itself won't be one of those challenges. The new combination of a polyphosphate with a special …

Researchers wrangle microscopic particles with sonic lasso

When you think about it, scientists and cowboys have a lot in common. Both are frontiersmen of a sort, both wear clothes that make them easy to identify and now they both count lassos among their essential tools. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Dundee have wrangled …

Mailpile - taking e-mail back

A modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features. 100% Free and Open Source software. | Check out 'Mailpile - taking …

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 1: Set Up Your Home Studio

You can have a lot of fun making music, but getting a good recording and arrangement of your song requires some work and knowledge. For the next few …

No Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I am a big fan of no knead yeast breads because they always seem much less labor intensive than regular breads. Kneading dough is fun and a good …

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate pound cake is not quite as common as vanilla pound cake. Vanilla pound cake has a delicate flavor, balancing the floral flavor of vanilla …

How to Make Eggs in Bell Pepper Rings

Get top-of-the-morning protein and vegetables with this crafty eggs in bell pepper ring breakfast. These little cuties almost look like happy flowers …

Recipes

Rainbow Eucalyptus trees shed their bark at different rates, freshly revealed patches will reveal a bright green color, which then darken…

<b>Rainbow Eucalyptus</b> trees shed their bark at different rates, freshly revealed patches will reveal a bright green color, which then darkens to give orange, maroon, and blue colors. (via)

Scanning electron micrograph of a single red blood cell on the tip of a needle (via)

Scanning electron micrograph of a single red blood cell on the tip of a needle (via)

To let graphene boost batteries, add boron

<b>RICE (US) —</b> Calculations show that a graphene/boron anode should be able to hold lots of lithium and perform at the right voltage for use in …

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

Quick and Easy Wooden Catapult

Replace Worn Arm Rests on a Secondhand Chair // Furniture Upcycle<p>Simple Wooden Table and Benches for Kids<p>Wooden Mallet<p>PVC Class<p>What length of bungee …

Woodworking

Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

Water and fat -- those are the two primary building blocks Oxford University researchers have used to 3D print the droplet you see above. Sounds unremarkable until you consider its intended application as a human tissue replacement. By stringing together thousands of these so-called droplets (which …

Adafruit debuts Circuit Playground: a show teaching kids about electronics (video)

Programs have a certain magic power over littluns, sending them into a trance-like state and then having them beg for merchandise afterwards. The perpetual tinkerers over at Adafruit don't expect you to <i>catch 'em all</i>, though, and have debuted their own show called <i>Circuit Playground</i> -- an educational …

Genius.box wants to put a different experiment on your doorstep every month

There are a lot of things you can have delivered to your home on a monthly basis: magazines, hot sauces, underwear and beer are just a few. The second place winner at the Husky Startup Challenge, genius.box, takes that basic concept but replaces the Fruit of the Looms with simple to perform science …