Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:55:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:59:51 PDT
Sea Sampler: Midwater Plankton Tow for OpenROV http://www.instructables.com/id/Sea-Sampler-Midwater-Plankton-Tow-for-OpenROV/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:52 PDT
How Dish Soap Works - Water Surface Tension Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Dish-Soap-Works-Water-Surface-Tension-Experime/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:18:45 PDT
How to put out a candle with magic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-out-a-candle-with-magic/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:57:15 PDT
DIY Interferometer: Prove Einstein Wrong in 20 Minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Interferometer-Prove-Einstein-Wrong-in-20-Minu/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:22 PDT
A Scientist's Guide to Citizen Science http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Scientists-Guide-to-Citizen-Science/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:51:19 PDT
How to make a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:28 PST
Scientific Research High Altitude Balloon for Fun and Profit http://www.instructables.com/id/Scientific-Research-High-Altitude-Balloon-for-Fun-/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:52:42 PST
Air Trajectory for Science Olympiad http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Trajectory-for-Science-Olympiad/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:10:21 PST
Paper aeroplane wind tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-aeroplane-wind-tunnel/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:19:44 PST
MAGNETIC LEVITATOR http://www.instructables.com/id/MAGNETIC-LEVITATOR/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:55:24 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:43:24 PST
Seismometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Seismometer/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:56:47 PST
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:17:32 PDT
DIY Oil Pollution Testing http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Oil-Pollution-Testing/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:35:08 PDT
Making Pine Rosin http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Pine-Rosin/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:44:55 PDT
Rat Skull - Cleaning, Preserving and Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Rat-Skull-Taxidermy-and-Display/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:36:16 PDT
How to catch micro-organisms! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-catch-micro-organisms/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:24:38 PDT
Milk + Soap = Awesome Reaction http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Soap-Awesome-Reaction/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:26:17 PDT
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Permanent-Bubbles-From-A-CD-or-DVD/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:11 PDT
Preserve Your Own Animal Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserve-Your-Own-Animal-Skull/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 14:36:04 PDT
Easy Webcam Microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Webcam-Microscope/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:30:37 PDT
The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Model-1882-Wireless-Telephone/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:12:37 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
What is the point of ironing your clothes? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-the-point-of-ironing-your-clothes/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:23:16 PDT
Why do Mentos React with Soda? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Does-the-Number-of-Mentos-Affect-the-AmountRat/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:52:05 PDT
At Home Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration http://www.instructables.com/id/At-Home-Elephant-Toothpaste-Demonstration/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Hello TrollFaceTheMan here with How to make Elephant Toothpaste... Now I know this is an old one, but sometimes the classics are worth repeating... Now this experiment is completely safe to do at home, and all the igredents most of you will already have around the house...  So stay tuned, to fin...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:18:30 PDT
Growing Rock Candy In Under 24 Hours (Includes Time Lapse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Under-24-Hours-With-Time-Lap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Please vote if you like it!! Hello Yotubers TrollFaceTheMan Here...     I had been Looking around about Crystal Growth and such and decided to re-try an experiment I had always failed at in the past, making rock candy... Why had I always failed it..? Well patience has never been my strong suit...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:16:45 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-an-Egg-Through-a-Bottleneck/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Fitzroy Storm Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitzroy-Storm-Glass/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:14:46 PST
Save money on your DIY laboratory - robust, easy to focus USB microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-money-on-your-DIY-laboratory-robust-easy-to-f/
Save money on your DIY laboratory - robust, easy to focus USB microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/6GSB/HJAI2GB5/F3Z6GSBHJAI2GB5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/6GSB/HJAI2GB5/F3Z6GSBHJAI2GB5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/6GSB/HJAI2GB5/F3Z6GSBHJAI2GB5.SMALL.jpg Dean Wilson There are plenty of examples of how to build a USB microscope from an old web-cam out there. This design builds on those examples by using a plastic twist pack (also known as 'Bolt cases' and often used for storing machine tool cutters) to provide a cheap, elegant, robust and easy to use focusing me...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 16:27:33 PST
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) http://www.instructables.com/id/PIE-rotechnic-Thanksgiving-Dessert-Mega-Dangerous/
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SMALL.jpg The King of Random An innocent looking pumpkin pie erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire! Watch the Video! WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   It is not intended to be duplicated.  This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professi...
By: The King of Random

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:57:48 PST
10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Things-To-Do-at-a-Birthday-Party-with-Liquid-Ni/
10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SMALL.jpg The King of Random 10 tricks with liquid nitrogen that you could try at your next party, but probably shouldn't! Watch the Video!   WARNING:  These projects and results are depictions of my own personal experiences, which may vary depending on location, and modifications to project ideas.  There may be risks ...
By: The King of Random

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:46:40 PDT
Dry Ice Bubble Project for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Ice-Bubble-Project-for-Kids/
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:44:26 PDT
Microbial Fuel Cell Of Science!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Microbial-Fuel-Cell-Of-Science/
Microbial Fuel Cell Of Science!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/9QIM/HKDFFU2S/FGJ9QIMHKDFFU2S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/9QIM/HKDFFU2S/FGJ9QIMHKDFFU2S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/9QIM/HKDFFU2S/FGJ9QIMHKDFFU2S.SMALL.jpg drdan152 Fuel cell that harvests electrons from the bacteria in mud! And ELECTRons mean ELECTRicity....you get me? The cell also makes a great habitat for a beta fish... The bacteria decompose the fish poop adding to the cell's fuel and keeping the water clean! Get Some MUCK! "MUCK" is actually the corr...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:55:17 PDT
How to create a Science Hack Day http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-Science-Hack-Day/
How to create a Science Hack Day - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/EKOU/HFBK91CL/FB8EKOUHFBK91CL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/EKOU/HFBK91CL/FB8EKOUHFBK91CL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/EKOU/HFBK91CL/FB8EKOUHFBK91CL.SMALL.jpg arielwaldman (photo by Matt Biddulph) Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone who...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:47:11 PDT
Make a Hail-Pad without any Styrofoam or Foil! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Hail-Pad-without-any-Styrofoam-or-Foil/
Make a Hail-Pad without any Styrofoam or Foil! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/1VR7/HBNXWW62/FGT1VR7HBNXWW62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/1VR7/HBNXWW62/FGT1VR7HBNXWW62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/1VR7/HBNXWW62/FGT1VR7HBNXWW62.SMALL.jpg 3ddementor In accordance to one of the Citizen Science challenges from SciStarter.com,  it describes to create an inexpensive and efficient type of hail-pad for organizations such as the CoCoRaHS, that can accurately display the size, orientation and number of hailstones throughout a hailstorm. This challenge ...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:42:49 PST
Tornado Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tornado-Machine/
Tornado Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SMALL.jpg ixisuprflyixi I made a number of these "tornado machines" in the past and everyone usually enjoys them but because I make things in such a careless way I often don't take photos and everything is one of a kind. However, Instructables is helping me to change all that. Now I plan and research and make models and d...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:34:09 PST
Wave Pendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Pendulum/
Wave Pendulum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/0D5W/GXFXNMYT/FM00D5WGXFXNMYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/0D5W/GXFXNMYT/FM00D5WGXFXNMYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/0D5W/GXFXNMYT/FM00D5WGXFXNMYT.SMALL.jpg SargentPepper The holiday season is much anticipated by people of all ages, it is a time for good food, family, vacation, and fun!  But also a time to figure out what to give people... which can prove to be a difficult task.  For me, it's one of those things that I have great ideas for all year round but when the...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:16:15 PST
How to make a hexaflexagon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-hexaflexagon/
How to make a hexaflexagon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/41BU/FE379CQ0/FLQ41BUFE379CQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/41BU/FE379CQ0/FLQ41BUFE379CQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/41BU/FE379CQ0/FLQ41BUFE379CQ0.SMALL.jpg nerdnurture This is another magic pocket study tool I teach my students how to make. It is what is called a trihexaflexagon, which means basically a hexagon you can turn inside out to reveal a total of 3 complete faces (or sides of the paper). They put notes on these things and keep them in their pockets to m...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:58:59 PDT
Hover Sled 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hover-Sled-10/
Hover Sled 1.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/P0A0/H5ENQ3DA/FJ1P0A0H5ENQ3DA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/P0A0/H5ENQ3DA/FJ1P0A0H5ENQ3DA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/P0A0/H5ENQ3DA/FJ1P0A0H5ENQ3DA.SMALL.jpg z0rb      Some time ago, I saw someone, somewhere floating about on a homemade hovercraft, slapped together with little more than a shower curtain, a piece of plywood and an old vacuum cleaner. This of course set me to thinking about how I could join the ranks of such bold aeronauts of the DIY persuasion...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 11:57:49 PDT
Unique Pendulum Wave and Release Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Unique-Pendulum-Wave-and-Release-Mechanism/
Unique Pendulum Wave and Release Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/D3JR/H2WEWBEF/FNED3JRH2WEWBEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/D3JR/H2WEWBEF/FNED3JRH2WEWBEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/D3JR/H2WEWBEF/FNED3JRH2WEWBEF.SMALL.jpg Coxster This is the first half of a two-part instructable. This first half deals primarily with the math (algebra, trigonometry, geometry) involved in creating a pendulum wave and the release, deriving the pendulum wave design and dimensions. Part 2 will detail the process of constucting the pendulum wave. ...
By: Coxster

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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:48:31 PDT
Magicolor shadow lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Magicolor-shadow-lamps/
Magicolor shadow lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/9JBF/H2WEQ9J6/FJC9JBFH2WEQ9J6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/9JBF/H2WEQ9J6/FJC9JBFH2WEQ9J6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/9JBF/H2WEQ9J6/FJC9JBFH2WEQ9J6.SMALL.jpg ynze Blending colored light beams is absolutely amazing and fascinating!  By hacking three (extremely cheap) Ikea spotlights into red, green and blue light sources, you can make a fascinating science experiment set-up or museum exhibit. There are two things about this experiment / activity that I really...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:42:56 PDT
How to Obtain and Extract Americium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Obtain-and-Extract-Americium/
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:05:36 PST
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Avalanche-Disk-Granular-Physics-Demonstrator/
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/5GDP/GW88L8OX/FP05GDPGW88L8OX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/5GDP/GW88L8OX/FP05GDPGW88L8OX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/5GDP/GW88L8OX/FP05GDPGW88L8OX.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Build your own avalanche disk to observe granular physics in action.  A single granule is a solid but when it interacts with many, it may behave as a solid, liquid, or gas. I first saw one of these a while back in some science museum that I took Caitlin to.  It was more of an art installation where...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:14:55 PST
How to make conductive play dough. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-conductive-play-dough/
How to make conductive play dough. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SMALL.jpg furrysalamander All credits go to the people over at the squishy circuits website. I was on hackaday earlier this year and I found an article on squishy circuits.  I thought making circuits from play dough sounded like a very interesting idea.  I did some research into it and it seemed simple enough; different ing...
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:07:59 PST
Build a Lab Quality (ish) Distillation Apparatus. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Lab-Quality-Distillation-Apparatus/
Build a Lab Quality (ish) Distillation Apparatus. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SMALL.jpg laserjocky There are a few Instructables out there on how to create stills for various purposes. Usually these include a large amount of small diameter, flexible copper refrigerator tubing. While these stills can be quite effective, there is just something a little hokey about them. Especially the part where ...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:10:26 PDT
Prepare for the Science Fair http://www.instructables.com/id/Prepare-for-the-Science-Fair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/V9PX/GS3BCV8M/FYCV9PXGS3BCV8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/V9PX/GS3BCV8M/FYCV9PXGS3BCV8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/V9PX/GS3BCV8M/FYCV9PXGS3BCV8M.SMALL.jpg sciencesiblings An animated short explaining the steps to completing a science fair project. Created by Kevin Temmer. © Copyright 2011 Kevin Temmer  www.kevintemmer.com
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 08:04:21 PDT
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electron-Accelerator-A-Cathode-Ray-Tube-in-a-/
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/39OD/GRFMV8TV/FFY39ODGRFMV8TV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/39OD/GRFMV8TV/FFY39ODGRFMV8TV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/39OD/GRFMV8TV/FFY39ODGRFMV8TV.SMALL.jpg Xellers Learn how to build your own subatomic particle accelerator in a weekend! This simple project will allow you to investigate a variety of intriguing effects including magnetic deflection of an electron beam, Crookes dark space, plasma striations in a gas discharge tube, and many others. It can easily ...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:34:19 PDT
Set Up Your Home Chemistry Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Set-Up-Your-Home-Chemistry-Lab/
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:33:32 PDT