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Why You Should Be Using Less-Refined Sweeteners Instead of Brown or White Sugar 3:30 PM — As a species, our cells are designed to use sugar for energy. Is it any wonder that as humans evolved, we grew to love the taste of sugar? Nowadays, we're the victims of our own efficiency at making foods sweeter. Wonder How To
Science Toy Maker Science Toy Maker One Penny One Minute Science Activity When I was a kid I accidentally saw little dots in my vision when squinting in bright light. Later, I discovered that I was actually seeing stuff floating around in the fluid of my eye. Bob Colbertson told me a quick and easy way to see them. Take a piece of aluminum foil—at least big enough to cover one eye—and crumple it up into a ball. Open it back up again. The wrinkles make tiny holes (use cheap foil, not the “heavy duty” kind).
Cavity magnetron Cavity magnetron Magnetron with section removed to exhibit the cavities. The cathode in the center is not visible. The waveguide emitting microwaves is at the left. The magnet producing a field parallel to the long axis of the device is not shown. A similar magnetron with a different section removed. Central cathode is visible; antenna conducting microwaves at the top; magnet is not shown.
3D Magnetic Field Viewer 3D Magnetic Field Viewer Place the cut steel wool in the bottle of mineral oil. Clean the top of the bottle with a paper towel so you will get a good seal. Squeeze the sides of the bottle as you put on the cap to burp out the air. Shake to disperse the fibers.
Refrigeration Refrigeration Commercial refrigeration Refrigeration is a process in which work is done to move heat from one location to another. The work of heat transport is traditionally driven by mechanical work, but can also be driven by heat, magnetism, electricity, laser, or other means.

Thing in a Jar

Thing in a Jar Thing in a Jar 7 inches by 4 inches, mason jar Pictured above is the Thing in a Jar that's usually sitting in my office at work.
Plastic Milk experiment - Making polymers in the kitchen
Birkeland–Eyde process The Birkeland–Eyde process was one of the competing industrial processes in the beginning of nitrogen based fertilizer production. It was developed by Norwegian industrialist and scientist Kristian Birkeland along with his business partner Sam Eyde in 1903, based on a method used by Henry Cavendish in 1784.[1] This process was used to fix atmospheric nitrogen (N2) into nitric acid (HNO3), one of several chemical processes generally referred to as nitrogen fixation. The resultant nitric acid was then used as a source of nitrate (NO3-) in the reaction which may take place in the presence of water or another proton acceptor. A factory based on the process was built in Rjukan and Notodden in Norway, combined with the building of large hydroelectric power facilities.[2] The Birkeland–Eyde process is relatively inefficient in terms of energy consumption. Birkeland–Eyde process
Birkeland-Eyde reactor for making nitric acid. Well thank you! That takes some of the frustration of building 5 non-working reactors before this one away. But my design is NOT better than good. I'm going to do some improvements today: Birkeland-Eyde reactor for making nitric acid.
Glass Blowing
Reusable soda-lime glass milk bottles Old window made from soda-lime flat glass, Jena, Germany. Interesting are the distorted reflections of a tree that give an indication that the flat glass was possibly not made by the float glass process. Soda-lime glass, also called soda-lime-silica glass, is the most prevalent type of glass, used for windowpanes, and glass containers (bottles and jars) for beverages, food, and some commodity items. Soda-lime glass Soda-lime glass
Hydrochloric or muriatic acid is generally made by the action of sulphuric acid on common salt. It is a by-product of the Leblanc soda process, and in the early years of the industry was allowed to escape into the air, as the demand for it was small. But the nuisance caused by the acid fumes in the neighborhood of the alkali works became so great, that in England a very stringent law was enacted forbidding the soda makers to allow more than 5 per cent of the gas to escape into the atmosphere. This made it necessary to absorb the acid fumes in water. Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Sulphate Hydrochloric Acid and Sodium Sulphate
How To Eco-Polish Your Copper Pots With Flour & Vinegar | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
When I was in high school back in the 80s, I worked at Taco Bell. Work was not really tough at Taco Bell, so I had lots of time to goof off. One of the things I discovered was that the hot sauce would clean pennies. I've showed the trick to people many times over the years, but never really understood why it works so well. Cleaning pennies with taco sauce