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Recent analysis of data from the Kepler Observatory mission, which is searching for the existence of extrasolar planets around red dwarf stars in our galaxy, has produced astounding results.
A passive solar food dryer usually consists of racks surrounded by some clear material and acts like a greenhouse. The project described here is passive and active, and made from discarded PC cases.
Candy and flowers for your guy? Meh. They'd rather feel the raw excitement of a new power tool! Here are the perfect gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring out your guy's romantic side.
Side-clamps are an excellent tool for any work bench. Instead of clamping from bottom to top with a C-clamp, a side clamp allows you to access the entire surface of the work piece. Combined with bench stops you can hold any piece securely and plane or sand the entire surface at once.
Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs) extend patient stays and increase mortality risk. Medicaid and Medicare do not pay hospitals for their treatment. Disinfection cap technology is the solution.
Tests can be stressful, to the point that the test-taker's performance suffers even after earnestly studying. Here are test strategies and tips to reduce the anxiety of taking multiple-choice tests.
Many hams enjoy conversing around the world while on the road. Here's a simple project to make a multi-band mobile antenna from an inexpensive 10 meter Hamstick that gives four bands to choose from.
Here's a seat-of-the-pants ham radio project to challenge your imagination and Rube Goldberg skills, a home-made set of Morse Code paddles. These are made from a hacksaw blade and whatever you can find in your junk box. Despite their ugly duckling appearance they work really well!
A new micro-power amateur radio digital mode, called WSPR ("whisper"), is exceptional at transmitting worldwide with far less power than an LED flashlight. Signals are traced on the web in real-time.
Near the end of a long river journey, in a small dugout canoe, on the rivers of northwestern Guatemala, the author found fortune fickle, but not unkind.
When life deals you a series of unfortunate events, hope that the Japanese God of Ebisu has been watching over you. Here's a tale with a happy ending that didn't start out that way at all.
Who and what are witches are questions that have plagued men (not so much women) for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. "Tests" for a person's affinity for witchcraft have come and gone, but modern times require sounder reasoning if one is to grapple with the nagging question of whether or not you are a witch.
Before today's modern online dating services, the author found his foreign bride-to-be via a simple online ad. Six months of handwritten letters ensued, fanning romantic embers across the planet.
PSK31 is a popular digital mode for amateur radio operators. It gained popularity due to free software and easy setup. Dozens of other modes exist, too, such as Olivia and JT65, which improve on PSK.
Mimicry by plants and animals is used to avoid being eaten or to attract prey. Mimicry types vary from the subtle to the complex. This article provides specific examples from the author's home in Costa Rica.
"Living" a country versus just visiting can be a rewarding challenge. From Oregon to Costa Rica, our retirement move was a long journey of preparation and adaptation to a new life as expatriates.
Every place has its own local oddballs with their peculiar style of doing things. Anecdotes about two local bachelor brothers here in Costa Rica also highlight Ticos' unique sense of country humor.
Inspiration struck for this liquid soap dispenser to complement my half barrel utility sink. It's made from scrap pieces of this and that and a small water bottle to hold the soap.
The plastic half barrel cheap utility sink described in a previous article needs a faucet. How to add a faucet to any plastic barrel is the topic of this do-it-yourself project.
Receiving amateur radio digital mode signals doesn't get simpler than this. Listen in with your computer, the Internet, and free software. Software-Defined Radios across the globe wait to be decoded.
Software-Defined Radio receivers for amateur radio offer simple, flexible visualization of radio signals that conventional receivers cannot do, except at high cost. How do these radios work?
Amateur radio digital modes, like PSK31, reignited interest in ham radio across the globe. Even without a ham license, you can see what the excitement is all about with minimal equipment and effort.
Parts I and II of "The Moon's Magic" examined beliefs regarding the moon's effect on agricultural activities. Part III looks at the purported effects of the moon on human behavior.
In Part II of The Moon's Magic we investigate whether there is a plausible connection to lunar gardening techniques derived from the moon's two basic attributes: its gravity and its light.
The moon's mystery has spawned legends and myths for countless centuries. Today, the synchronization of garden tasks to lunar cycles is still in use. Is there a scientific basis for these techniques?
Using half of a plastic barrel, a large, solvent-proof, utility sink can be made for your workshop for just several dollars and a little ingenuity. Read on for all the details.
A random nasty-gram on a blog post leads the blogger (eventually) to awareness of his own failings in the self-confidence and denial departments of his psyche.
Hiccups, or hiccoughs, are embarrassing and uncomfortable for the person who has them. Scientists have inconclusive ideas about the cause of this strange reflex, but few regarding their real purpose.
Here for your DIY pleasure are the plans for making rolling, closed compost maker from a 50 gallon plastic drum. It composts faster than a bin and keeps out the vermin. Total cost is about $25.
The last think I usually fidget with is the hub title. After all, that title may be what gets your Hub noticed. It doesn't mean you have to get stuck with your initial choice even if the URL changes.
People not involved with amateur radio often have misconceptions about the hobby. They don't realize the breadth and depth of this time-honored hobby, which has been around more than a hundred years!
Before there was even talk of an Internet, there was the magic of shortwave radio, which allowed individuals with their own equipment to converse around the globe. Though the author's love for radio started when he was just 8 years old, it wasn't until decades later that he earned his license to participate in one of the oldest and most fascinating of hobbies, Amateur Radio.