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The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

The 10 Best Things From August 2014

Summer Project -- Make Giant Bubbles!

When we were walking through New York’s Central Park a couple weeks ago, we came upon a man making giant bubbles. Ella was mesmerized. She thought it …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Milkman's Workbench in Use

Workbenches

Project Persphone: British Scientists Building 'Living Space Ark' To Save Humanity

British scientists are working on a space ark capable of sustaining humanity in the event of a global catastrophe.<p>Even though none of them will ever …

The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can't Win

TOKYO, JAPAN — Rémi Coulom is sitting in a rolling desk chair, hunched over a battered Macbook laptop, hoping it will do something no machine has …

Algorithm Reveals Link Between Sour Cream And Traffic Accidents

Visualizing the unexpected correlations that surround us<p>Data suggest: marriages in Alabama are causing deaths by electrocution, divorces in South Carolina are causing bees to produce more honey, and Nicolas Cage movies are saving thousands of lives each year.<p>Tyler Vigen created a program, …

Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

The Dovetail Variations PREVIEW

Build Your Own BMO from Adventure Time: BYO BMO - Technabob

<i>Adventure Time</i> fans are for the most part, very creative people. That’s probably why they love the show, because it is so creative and unique. Fans …

bleach painted shoes

I love using bleach to dye fabric <i>(bleach discharge is the technical term)</i> to create surfaces filled with pattern. Bleach chemically pulls pigment …

Think You Know Basic Physics? This Balloon Will Prove You Wrong

When you have a balloon floating in a car and start driving, instead of getting thrown back, it actually flies forward. What? Are balloons immune to …

Physics

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Orbital Mechanics

Who says video games aren’t educational? This low-key endorsement from <b>Randall Munroe at xkcd</b> (who is a former NASA roboticist) will probably do more …

DIY Pull-Out Under Sink Kitchen Drawers

This is a constant source of irritation at our house. The under kitchen sink area. It is a mess of cleaners, oddments, scrubbers that do not find a …

Design

Four Design Approaches to the Modern-Day Toolbox: Part 2 - The Modular Yet Monolithic MobilMarie Aims for Library-Like Organization

German manufacturer S+L Tischlerei's approach to tool storage is modular in concept and monolithic in appearance. In contrast to OPO Oeschger's line …

Microservices

Four Design Approaches to the Modern-Day Toolbox: Part 1 - OPO Oeschger's Boxes

At Holz-Handwerk we saw not only thousands of tools, but several companies creating systems to store and transport those tools. You'd think that …

Woodworking

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan …

Farming

This Guy Had a Great Idea… $12 and 30 Minutes Later, His Daughter Loves It!

This home made water blob only costs $12 in materials…<p>… and it only takes 30 minutes to assemble, using painter’s plastic!<p>It can support the weight …

Plastic

Make A Wine Barrel Inspired Tray

I wanted to make something handmade and personal for my <i>friends’ wedding recently</i> and I decided on an oversized wine barrel inspired tray. I used a …

Make a Screen Door - A Kreg Jig Home Improvement Project

Woodworking

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Make Wooden Balls With A Router!

Easy Wood finishing Rustic Style!

Woodworking

What can you do with a woodworking router?

Routers

DIY Outdoor Bench - in less than an hour

This is the fun bench we created! Ok so I saw this bench on pintrest maybe you did too? And I thought we (my hubby and I) could m...