Doktor Tchock found this photo of some men who rigged up an electric grill in the middle of a wading pool using extension cords and a power strip. Perhaps it's a joke.
Over the weekend, I had an article printed in the New York Times Real Estate section about that time I nearly burned the house down with a really dumb electrical error: I was down in my unfinished basement working on some music, and my fingers were too cold to play the guitar. So I grabbed… READ THE REST
More and more states are building wildlife overpasses so animals can cross highways more safely. This is good for animals, especially endangered ones, and it's good for motorists because it reduces collisions with animals. The state of Utah released a sample of the critters using one such bridge. In 2018, Utah officials spent $5 million… READ THE REST
William Osman put real bones in a hand moulded from ballistic gel, then demonstrated what happens when said hand goes into a garbage disposal. Spoiler alert: nothing good. The banana demonstration up front is actually more effective, and a lot easier and cheaper to replicate at home. Image: YouTube / William Osman READ THE REST
It seems like every company is putting out their own speakers these days. From industry heavyweights like Sony and Pioneer to boutique brands you've never even heard of, store shelves are packed with speaker options. But a small handful of elite names rise above the general noise of the speaker wars. The educated audio consumer sees… READ THE REST
Want to reprint a famous author's writing on your website? You could get sued. Dropped a clip from a TV show or movie into your YouTube video? You could get sued. Have almost any identifiable song playing in the background of your Facebook video? Heck, you probably won't get sued… but that's only because Facebook… READ THE REST
For a kid, STEM has almost become like eating your vegetables or cleaning your pet's litter box. Your parents might say it's necessary, but that doesn't mean you'll to enjoy it. But like many ideas that take root in a young mind, they aren't always correct. The reality is that STEM and STEM-related activities aren't always… READ THE REST