How To Heat Up Your Room Using Just a Candle: This heater is a multi-core steel and ceramic radiator assembly, suspended above the candle on a solid steel stand. The radiator absorbs and concentrates the thermal energy of the candle and converts it into dry radiant space heat. If you burn candles, now you can add their heat to your home or office. There is also an “electric candle” option that uses a 60 watt quartz halogen lamp; that works out to about 6 cents for 10 hours of “burn” time. “Steel has the ability to approach the temperature of its heat source,” says the inventor, “so the solid steel inner core will go as high as 550° Fahrenheit. The simple elegant design has no moving parts. What’s new for 2008 is an “electric candle” option that takes advantage of the fact that 90% of the energy that goes into an incandescent lamp is “wasted” as heat. The electric candle is pictured below: The Kandle Heeter Candle Holder is available on Doyle Doss’s website, for $29.95.
Building a DIY microscope This is a story of what happens when a foolish scientist screws stuff up. It’s the story of a DIY microscope, and how it all went terribly wrong. I tried. Last week I came across the instructions to make a do-it-yourself microscope. I went out and got all the parts I would need. Here’s the idea for the microscope, invented by Kenji Yoshino, a Science Learning Center post-baccalaureate fellow at Grinnell College. Figure 2. But mine came out looking very different indeed. We started by trying to drill the wood and the Plexiglas to fit the screws in and make a base and a stage for the microscope. Bad choice. But even if you use masking tape or heat, you have to start with a very small drill bit, and then use larger and larger bits until you get a hole that is the right size. Despite the cracks, in the end we got the holes! And here’s where I made a BIG mistake. So I put the lens in the smaller piece. The real issue was the laser pointer and the lens itself. Finally, we put in the light.
The 6 Most Badass Skills You Can Learn in Under a Week Become a Human Lie Detector Any secret agent worth his hidden cyanide pills is going to have to be prepared for intense negotiations. Whether you've captured a deadly SPECTRE double-agent working as an MI6 janitor, or are just buying a used car, you've got to be able to tell when the enemy is lying through his teeth to you, and how to best disguise the fact that you're lying through your teeth at the same time. Also you can be like that guy in Lie to Me, for the few of you who watch that show. The Coursework: This particular double-oh technique has been cleverly disguised as a business management lecture lasting only a few hours, steeped in the psychology of human information processing and body language. Liar!! Then you can watch as paranoia creeps in from the corners of your mind, slowly replacing lesser human emotions like "trust" and "compassion." In fact, there is a class just for you... We assume this is what Florida's combat training is like. Coins are stupid. Urban Escape and Evasion
Homemade Soap Recipe Grandpappy's Homemade Soap Recipe Copyright © 2007,2008 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All rights reserved and all rights protected under international copyright law. Click Here for a Microsoft WORD printer friendly copy of this article. Introduction During hard times sooner or later everyone runs out of soap. To make soap you only need three things: rainwater,cold ashes from any hardwood fire, andanimal fat from almost any type of animal, such as a cow, pig, goat, sheep, bear, beaver, raccoon, opossum, groundhog, etc. Soap is not difficult to make and it does not require any special equipment. Soap is a "perfect consumer product" for the following five reasons: Soap is a legal product.Everyone everywhere uses soap.Soap is completely used up in a short period of time.When people run out of soap they want to buy more.Soap is relatively low in price so almost everyone can afford it. There are three major differences between homemade soap and commercial quality soap: Basic Soap Making Equipment
Flower Pot Refrigerator Have you ever wondered what our ancestors did without refrigeration? How were they able to prevent their food from spoiling? Some of our ancient civilizations did in fact have refrigeration and used simple items they had on hand to create it. The zeer, or clay pot refrigeration keeps food cool (icy cold) without electricity by using evaporative cooling. Essentially, a porous outer earthenware pot, lined with wet sand, contains an inner pot (which can be glazed to prevent penetration by the liquid) within which the food is placed. In a short or long-term disaster where power is out, knowing essential skills on how to prevent foods from spoiling will help you survive longer and stay healthier. All that is needed to create a clay pot refrigerator is two terra cotta pots, one larger than the other, as well as some sand, water, and cloth. Rather than re-inventing the wheel, perhaps we could learn a thing or two from our ancient ancestors. Google+ share this article with others related reading
DIY Dry Shampoo This DIY dry shampoo recipe will sop up any excess scalp oil, and help keep you lookin’ fab and fresh on those days you need a quick hair pick-me-up and don’t have the time (or energy) for a full-on wash! Cocoa Powder Dry Shampoo What you’ll need: 5 teaspoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened)2 teaspoons of cornstarch5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I especially like peppermint) This recipe is perfect for brunettes. About Sunny (Sunny's Profile) Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! Filed in: DIY vegan beauty products Tags: cruelty-free hair care • DIY beauty • DIY dry shampoo • dry shampoo • dry shampoo recipe • vegan hair care
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HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING Over lunch with Simon Lovell, a fascinating former card shark, Allison Schrager learns all sorts of things about how swindlers operate ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE "I can spot someone's weakness a mile away. "Take that woman over there." "Or that man over there, over-dressed, too neat, over-confident, thinks he is too smart to be taken." "But ultimately, anyone can be conned, if you have the balls to do it." Simon Lovell should know. Presently, instead of subjecting people to cons, Mr Lovell stars in a one-man off-Broadway show, "Strange and Unusual Hobbies". "I could sell shit at an anti-scat party," he says, "you have to figure out someone's wants and needs and convince them what you have will fill their emotional void." It requires avid study of psychology and body language. Mr Lovell draws people in by mirroring their body language. Con men tend to be excellent conversationalists. Just then we are interrupted by our waiter. A favourite con of Mr Lovell's is called the Cross.