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Jul. 19, 2013

DIY Summer Hacks, From the Pool to the Grill

Try your hand at homemade sunscreen, water bottle rockets, and “cooler corn.”

Mike Szczys, eric wilhelm, instructables, hackaday, diy, summer projects, do it yourself, bbq

Jul. 03, 2009

Some Projects to Try on Your Summer Vacation (Or Perhaps Not)

We'll give you some ideas for safe -- and not so safe -- science experiments that you may be tempted to try at home.

diy, experiemnts, chemistry, physics, risk, dangerous

Aug. 06, 2010

Cooking for Geeks

Do you like to experiment with your food? We'll talk with the author of a new book about science, technology, and DIY hacks in the kitchen.

kitchen, cooking, chemistry, food

Sep. 16, 2011

Exploring the Tech DIY of ‘Hackerspaces’

Two members of do-it-yourself clubs describe the geeky collectives known as ‘hackerspaces.’

hakerspace geek diy makerfaire

May. 11, 2012

'The Garbage-Men' Rock a Trashy Sound

The Garbage-Men prove one man’s trash is another man’s upright bass.

garbage, recycling, materials, musical instruments, music, diy

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

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