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The Secret "Ingredient" for Bakery-Style Bread at Home

<i>We've partnered with Miele for a special edition of our Change the Way You Cook series, all about the power of a simple, essential technique: steaming.</i><p>For bread with a spongy holes (all the better for catching ricotta) and crackly-crisp, dark brown crust (the kind that splits apart with such a …

Baking

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

Clean Energy

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Chicken Breast

What if I told you that chicken breast doesn't have to be bland? That it doesn't have to be dry, stringy, or insipid? Your chicken breast has the potential to be the life of the party, with a level of juiciness you thought only the best pork chops could have. It can be the meal that everyone <i>really</i> …

BBQ

The best induction hobs

Induction hobs have long been available, but only now, as the technology improves and prices drop, has there been a real rise in interest. Increasingly, people are warming to the idea that induction hobs are a cheap, environmentally friendly and high-performing alternative to gas or electric …

Kitchens

Thermoelectric Generator Shines Where the Sun Doesn’t

For off-grid renewable electricity, solar seems to make sense. Just throw some PV panels on the roof and you’re all set to stick it to the man, …

Clean Energy

Roasted Spiced Lamb Ribs With Whole Grain Mustard Sauce Recipe

In the rib hall of fame, pork and beef are obvious winners. But lamb ribs need to be inducted right away: they're rich, meaty, juicy, and packed with flavor. This easy recipe features spiced, roasted ribs with a robust whole grain mustard sauce.<p><b>Why this Recipe Works:</b><p>Lamb ribs need to be cooked low …

14 Ham and Lamb Recipes for Your Best Easter Dinner Yet

The reasons so many of us sit down to a lamb or ham roast on Easter Sunday are widely divergent: Eating lamb on Easter is a custom that's steeped in Christian religious symbology, while the ham tradition can be traced back to practical pre-refrigeration matters of seasonality and storage. …

Water scarcity in Pakistan – A bigger threat than terrorism | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 07.02.2017

A UNDP report says that Pakistani authorities are negligent about an impending water crisis that is posing a serious threat to the country's …

Dashi 101: A Guide to the Umami-Rich Japanese Stock

If you've ever eaten Japanese food, there are two things I can almost guarantee you've tasted. The first is rice, which you've doubtless always known when you've seen it. The second is dashi, which may well be the unsung umami hero that you've never actually recognized. The simple seaweed-based …

Why UNESCO's 'nature based solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa

Each year the United Nations releases a World Water Development Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe’s water problems. …

Solar Energy Without Solar Panels Offered By Sawnee EMC

Sawnee EMC recently announced its new solar program​, Virtual Solar.<p>FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – Sawnee EMC recently announced its new solar program, Virtual …

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

Step 1<p>Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Gently stir in crab, panko, and parsley. Shape mixture into 12 (3-inch) patties, pressing gently …

Country Lifestyle

How to grow microgreens at home

Starting these mini versions of vegetables and herbs is simple.<p>If you enjoy indoor gardening and want living proof that good things truly do come in …

Gardening

How to grow four tons of food a year in a metal box without sunlight - MIT Technology Review

Jaime Silverstein works on a farm every day. Inside a cargo shipping container. In Boston. She is a part of a growing movement of urban farmers …

Aquaponics

Pot-au-Feu: The Dish That Made Boiled Beef a French Classic

When I started cooking in earnest, at around 12 or 13 years old, there was hardly a recipe I wasn't willing to attempt. I reduced a <i>demi-glace</i> for hours and hours to serve with beef for my high school friends; I made mousses and terrines for my mother's parties; I sautéed squid every Saturday...for …

Cooking

This Startup Is Building the Techiest Indoor Farm in the World

Indoor vertical farming startup Bowery is in the process of building a second facility which it claims will be the most technologically sophisticated …

Aquaponics

AquaSprouts Garden is a beautifully balanced ecosystem on your desk

popsci shop<p>Fish provide the nutrients, while plants clean the water.<p>One of the many great wonders of our planet is the way that ecosystems stay so finely in balance. This self-righting ability is fascinating and it’s the only reason Earth remains livable for us.<p>While it’s difficult to admire the …

This Swedish Indoor Urban Farm Wants To Revolutionize How We Live And Eat

In the basement of a landmark 27-story tower in Stockholm’s central Kungsholmen district, Owe Pettersson is hoping to sow the seeds of an indoor urban farming revolution.<p>Pettersson is the chief executive of Plantagon, a new Stockholm-based urban farming venture set to kick off operations in the …

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

Farm.One

Located in a secret Tribeca facility, Farm.One is chefs' new source for the freshest ingredients in NYC. Their climate controlled hydroponic growing …

13 Ramen Recipes to Build a Perfect Bowl at Home

These days, a growing number of Americans realize there's a lot more to ramen than the dried bricks you can buy with loose change at the supermarket. Ramen restaurants are popping up all over the country and serving traditional styles, and thanks to Sun Noodle, you can even make instant ramen …

Hold the Lobster: Shrimp Fra Diavolo Hits All the Right Notes

If I buy lobsters to eat at home, there's only one way I'm going to eat them: cooked whole and dipped in drawn butter. I will crack the shells at the table, I will chew on the legs, I will scoop out and eat the tomalley (damn anyone who says it's not healthy), and I will pick the body until not a …

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Huawei’s ‘FusionHome’ solar inverter really wants your house to come alive

Huawei’s first residential energy management system, the “FusionHome Smart Energy Solution”, is being launched in Australia, with availability this quarter.<p>Originally announced last year in June for Europe and shown off at Solar Power International in Las Vegas this fall, the new system is aiming …

WATCH: Do This For the Best Bloody Mary Ever

If you’re a fan of the Bloody Mary, you’re probably very particular about the way you like it to be made. Do you like it spiked with horseradish or …

Country Lifestyle

Berlin urban farm-in-a-box raises $25 million for European expansion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Berlin-based urban farming start-up Infarm has raised $25 million to expand its indoor growing system - a soil-less technology better known for furtively growing marijuana - into major supermarket chains and restaurants across Europe.<p>The company, founded by three Israeli …

Urban Agriculture

26 Vegan Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

Yes, these are vegan.

News and Articles on Science and Technology

Researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation for future electronic gadgets<p>Researchers from Clemson's Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) are …

New method efficiently generates hydrogen from water

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water—an important key to making clean energy …

Chemistry