Want to stop being dependent on foreign oil? Want to help create a healthier Earth? Separate hydrogen and water for a cleaner and more efficient fuel source. This eight video process takes you from the point of building a hydrogen cell HHO 5 plate with materials from Home Dep ...more
Car + Hydrogen = Better Mileage? We're not quite ready to drop the cash on one of those under hood mileage boosters being sold all over the web...but using water electrolysis to produce Hydrogen sounded like a good first step!
See how to do electrolysis of water with graphite (lead from a pencil). The positive side has oxygen bubble, and the negative side has hydrogen bubble. Just get a 9V dry cell battery.
See the electrolysis of water (baking soda dissolved) with copper wire. The negative side has hydrogen bubble, and the positive side has oxygen bubble. Watch the positive side as the water turns blue.
Learn how to use electrolysis - the passing of an electric current through water - to get pure hydrogen and oxygen out of water.
No, colorful electrolysis has got nothing to do with zapping the hair off of a punk rocker's head. Electrolysis of water, according to Wikipedia, is "the decomposition of water (H2O) into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen gas (H2) due to an electric current being passed through the wat ...more
Most of us have conducted an investigatory science project without even knowing it, or at least without knowing that's what it was called. Most science experiments performed, from elementary to high school students and all the way up to professional scientists, are investigato ...more
If you're metrosexual, you definitely need to learn the skills of manscaping. If you aren't familiar with the term, then your metrosexuality is just amateurish, and you don't want that, do you? You need to learn about and acquire all of the manscape skills to really succeed. ...more
This is a topic that gets a lot of attention. Want to get rid of your pubic hair? Make sure you don't jump for the razor just yet. Waxing, electrolysis, shaving: they're all options. To best avoid in-grown hairs, razor burn and keep your bikini groomed for more time-- she reco ...more
As some of you Mad Science readers will remember, we recently covered the separation of water into hydrogen and oxygen using electrolysis. Passing a current through water can rend it apart, but we can also recombine that oxygen and hydrogen to make electricity! This is the pri ...more
Spring has sprung, which means it's time to plant all those delicious vegetables and lucrative cash crops. If you are like me, every year you meticulously plan every aspect of your garden before dutifully neglecting it all summer. I decided enough was enough and built this sim ...more
Science-fiction writer Jules Verne predicted many scientific breakthroughs, including the moon landing, tasers, and nuclear submarines. In his 1874 book The Mysterious Island, Verne writes: I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which ...more
Getting a new phone is like getting a pair of new socks—you can't wait to try them on and when you do, they feel totally awesome. Maybe that's just me, but for many customers that have already received their highly anticipated iPhone 5 in the mail, awesome is definitely not th ...more
Get the lowdown on all the ways to remove pesky facial hair—from the brand new to the tried and true. Different options: threading, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light treatment, electrolysis, facial bleach, a waxing treatment or kit, tweezers, and prescription cream Vani ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to get zinc, carbon rods and MnO2 from lantern batteries. They show you how to get zinc, carbon electrodes and manganese dioxide from a lantern battery. Zinc is a good metal for battery experiments. Carbon electrodes ar ...more
Super Mario Brothers! No, wait... Super Meat Boy! Yep, that's right. Meat. As in "cube" steak. As in a square piece of beef with eyes and a shitty grin, who just happens to be in love with a band-aid. I have no idea why. And no matter how shocked you are to see your dinner on ...more
You already know how to make sulfuric acid with the metabisulfite and oxidizer method and you saw how to make copper sulfate from copper and sulfuric acid, so now try making sulfuric acid with these two in mind… with sulfuric acid by electrolysis of copper using an inert anode ...more
Mixing water and electricity is extremely risky and potentially lethal, yet that's exactly what I did with the Scariac. In its simplest form, the Scariac is just a glorified version of two wires in a bucket of water, but it's actually one of the cheapest power controllers you ...more
Various electrochemical reactions requires that anodes do not degrade when used. Carbon is cheap, but degrades easily and platinum is extremely expensive. In a previous video, you learned "How to make cobalt and manganese nitrates", and you saw that titanium could be used as a ...more
Michael Faraday was awesome. He discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis, and he invented the Bunsen burner (before it was the Bunsen burner). Because of his work, we can make suits that can withstand 1,000,000 volts of electricity and cases to prote ...more
The newest fuel alternative on the horizon? Pee. U.S. researchers have been experimenting with using urine as a method of producing hydrogen. Not only could this virtually free and readily available resource possibly power automobiles, but it could also aid in the clean up of ...more
This video demonstrates the new technique of threading, an alternative to waxing, shaving or electrolysis. Threading uses two threads to pluck unwanted hairs in a fast and painless manner. First the technician will follow the natural arch of your eyebrow removing any stray hai ...more
Hydrogen can be used to improve mileage. The hope with this method is that hydrogen will increase the amount of gasoline combusted and increase fuel efficiency, as you trickle hydrogen into the tank. Often propane is used to increase gas mileage. The studies are still being do ...more
This is a how to video on the use of electric shavers and skin care products designed to eliminate ingrown hairs and razor bumps caused by shaving, waxing, and/or electrolysis.