Browsing all posts tagged with experiment.

Making a Cloud Chamber

April 6th, 2012 | No Comments

Here's how to make a simple cloud chamber for analyzing radioactive elements, using basic kitchen materials.

Removing the Radioactive Source that Makes a Smoke Detector Work

March 27th, 2012 | No Comments

There's a small button of radioactive americium 241 inside of most smoke detectors, here's how to remove it.

How to Block a Cell Phone Signal Using a Faraday Cage

February 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you're worried about cell phone privacy, here's a simple technique that will help.

Cooling Isopropyl Alcohol with Dry Ice

February 12th, 2012 | No Comments

What happens to isopropyl alcohol when it's cooled to dry ice temperature? Let's find out.

Creating an Electrically Charged Fog

January 28th, 2012 | No Comments

I make a fog generator from a martini shaker, and charge the fog using a Van de Graaff generator.

Staying Fit in Space: The Penguin and the Shoulder Harness

August 26th, 2011 | No Comments

A close up of two different devices for staying fit in space; the shoulder harness, and the penguin suit.

Make a Simple Jacob's Ladder, Part 1

August 17th, 2011 | No Comments

Part 1 of 2. The basics of making a Jacob's Ladder using a neon sign transformer.

Good Cheap Lab Equipment

June 26th, 2011 | No Comments

You can buy a lot of cheap stuff for your home laboratory at big box stores.

Gold and Silver Catalysts

May 31st, 2011 | No Comments

Question: What kind of idiot would do this to a 1 ounce gold coin?

Science and the Explorer

December 20th, 2010 | No Comments

How I think science relates to exploration.