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How To : eliminate Vampire power (wasted energy)

Dig this. 40% of the energy consumed in your home is from appliances that are allegedly 'off'. That cellular power supply charger...that 'sleeping' computer...that appliance that has a remote control. All guilty. You may be motivated by being green. Me. I am motivated by sa ...more

How To : Save money, energy and power with your XBox 360

In this tutorial, we learn how to save power with your Xbox 360 (Xbox 101). This can save you money on your energy bill as well! First, turn on your console and then go to the guide button. Scroll to settings and then choose 'system settings'. From here, choose 'console settin ...more

How To : Saving energy with solar power

Use solar energy, wind energy, and recycled water to saved energy in your home. Learn about saving energy in your home with natural or solar power in this free video. Part 1 of 22 - How to Saving energy with solar power. Saving energy with solar power - Part 2 of 22. Click thr ...more

How To : Build a hamster wheel to power your PC

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Construct a model windmill and calculate its power

This science video demonstrates how to construct a model windmill and then calculate its power output. This tutorial also includes a discussion of Energy, Work, Power, Joules and Watts. If you know anything about electricity, you'll be fine with this science experiment. If you ...more

How To : Make a hot, delicious and quick power breakfast

The most important meal of the day, but sometimes you just don't have the energy in the morning to make something healthy. This video shows you a quick and easy recipe for a hot and delicious power breakfast using grape nuts, banana, pecans, honey and milk.

How To : Make the Gambit X-Men glowing card special effect

Gambit is one of the coolest X-Men, and his kinetic energy powers are awesomely powerful. If you want to depict them using special effects in a film, this video will show you how to do it using three free pieces of digital editing software: Monkeyjam GIMP And our old friend ...more

How To : Build a solar powered USB charger

Want to stop wasting energy charging your USB devices? Transform some cheap solar-powered garden lights into your very own solar USB charger. For step-by-step instructions on replicating this hack yourself, watch this video tutorial. Just watch to see how to build your own sol ...more

How To : Make a wind-powered generator with MAKE magazine

MAKE magazine never fails to amaze. And this time, John Park tackles a DIY wind-powered generator—and he shows you how to do it! Before you start watching the video tutorial, make sure to download the PDF of this project for reference. So you want to build this wind-powered g ...more

How To : Make a high voltage supply in just five minutes

In this video you will learn how to make a high voltage, high frequency power supply in just five minutes, and for less than twenty bucks. All you'll need is a compact fluorescent light (CFL) and a flyback transformer to make that alternative energy source of yours. Please vi ...more

How To : Understand winches, pulleys and jeeps

Pulleys are simple machines. A knowledge of pulleys can be very useful. This short video shows how to use a pulley to increase the pulling power of a winch. Supports the Force, Work and Energy component of any science curriculum.

How To : Make a lithium thionyl chloride battery

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a lithium thionyl chloride battery, which is capable of generating 2.8v with enough current to power a LED. Warning: Thionyl Chloride is EXTREMELY toxic and this experiment must be performed in a fumehood by an e ...more

How To : Plant a shade tree to help save energy

You may not realize it, but planting certain vegetation around your home can actually help you save energy. Plating trees is also a great way to help add some shade to your home that can bring a cool feel to an area during the hot summer days. So check out this tutorial on ho ...more

How To : Make a solar cell with a condom

Make a solar cell from a condom with this video tutorial. Solar energy is plentiful and better for the environment, so why not take an easily accessible commodity (like a condom), and use it to harvest the power of the sun. To replicate this hack at home, you'll need the follo ...more

How To : Do the Ronaldo rocket soccer move

Because soccer players strike the ball into the goal with quick speed, the goalkeepers have to be even faster in order to prevent a score. With such agile goalkeepers, however, how do soccer stars manage to get a goal in at all? For Real madrid CF's Portuguese ace Christiano ...more

How To : Make sulfuric acid - electrochemically

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

How To : Create light with Mentos and Mountain Dew

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create light w ...more

How To : Perform an aerial on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Lasers, Part One

In this series on weaponized lasers, I'll be exploring the function, operation, strength and building instructions for three basic laser weapons; CO2, Diode, and Flashlamp. These laser types are just a few of many, selected because of their simplicity and basic construction (d ...more

Coming Soon : Charge Your Cell Phone by Screaming at It

The Telegraph reports that a team of researchers lead by Dr. Sang-Woo Kim of the Institute of Nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a method for converting the energy from sound into electricity. They've applied the research to the charging of mobil ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Flashlamp Lasers

In my second article of the laser weapon series (see the first part here on CO2 lasers), I'll be expanding on the potential of pulsed lasers. I'm sure most everyone has seen those green and red laser pulses on Star Wars. Theoretically, those lasers could be built using a conc ...more

News : Carnivorous Furniture Eats Flies and Mice for Energy

PETA wouldn't consider James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau's ingenious flypaper clock very eco-friendly, but I might beg to differ. The clock doesn't require any electricity or batteries. Instead it captures flies and converts the bodies of the dead insects into energy. Eight dead f ...more

How To : Make your kitchen environmentally friendly

This video shows how you can make your kitchen environmentally friendly. You can save a lot of energy when heating up food by using the microwave oven instead of using your conventional oven. Microwaves only use 20 percent of the energy that a conventional oven uses. The micro ...more

How To : Prevent Post-Earthquake Nuclear Meltdown in the US

After getting slammed with a crazy-big earthquake/tsunami, the Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi might be on the brink of meltdown. Not as bad as Chernobyl, but maybe as bad as Three Mile Island. Nobody wishes such a disaster on anyone...anywhere in the world. In the US ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Directed Microwave Energy

Welcome to Microwave Energy—the next part of my Making Electromagnetic Weapons series. For the Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, check out the last three articles (One, Two and Three). I'm sure almost all of you have used a microwave at some point in your lives. As a child, I ...more

News : Omnicron

Test your might against the perilous onslaught of mechanized military weaponry, embryonic aliens, and demonic monsters! Click on blue things to absorb their energy and increase your killing power! Feed your need for fast paced, bullet dodging arcade action with Omnicron!

News : Would You Live in a Walking Robot House?

If you fancy yourself a nomad, check out Walking House, a mobile and modular dwelling system that is pneumatically powered, all-terrain ready. The vehicle-home crawls along at a snail's pace of 60 meters per hour, which equates to less than 1/2 a mile per hour. Akin in concept ...more

How To : Make a light bulb from a pickle

In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to make a light bulb from a pickle. Pickles are high in ions in the form of acids and salts. These are electrolytes and they will transfer energy through the pickle. Place a pickle on a glass plate and hook it up with an AC p ...more

How To : Use microgeneration to generate power

In this video, we learn how to use microgeneration to generate power. You can start by placing solar panels on your roof which is very easy to get installed. It's not a huge job, it just takes some workers and a meter that is in the house. This will tell you how much power you ...more

News : Hands-Off Knitting Machine Powered by Wind

Royal College of the Arts student Merel Karhof has come up with an innovative way to harness natural resources: a wind knitting factory. Merel's device is a mechanical wind-powered knitting machine that sustainably produces long tubes of knitted material. Nice. I'd let the win ...more

How To : Find & make your Wiccan words of power

This video goes over how to find your personal Wiccan words of power. She wants you to ascertain how you normally do spells and decide whether or not that style works for you. She goes over what words of power are and what they are used for (such as gaining positive energy). Y ...more

How To : Make a solar charging bag

Sometimes it's more than just inconvenient when your electronics lose power. Sometimes, losing power could be dangerous. Never worry about a dead cell phone again! Charge your portable electronics by harnessing the power of the sun. You Will Need *Solar-powered garden lights ...more

How To : Wrap a short electrical cord

Learn how to wrap a short electrical cord. Treat your power cords right, and make them last longer, by learning how to store them correctly. You Will Need * A power cord Step 1. Make figure eights Arrange the cord in figure-eight loops, leaving about two loops worth of un ...more

How To : Adjust your water heater to save energy

If you can make yourself a cup of tea just by turning on your faucet, you need to lower your water heater. You’ll help the planet and save money on your heating bills. You Will Need: * A meat thermometer * A water heater blanket * And a water heater timer Step 1: Check the t ...more

How To : Make sliding sun shades

In this tutorial, Michelle shows us how to make beautiful energy saving wooden sun shades that slide along bard door tracks. These slatted sun shades are perfect for the summer to keep the sun out but leave enough space to let the breeze through. This is an advanced woodworkin ...more

How To : Build a solar powered bedside lamp

This is a simple "take home" solar energy lamp project, based around a dirt cheap solar garden lamp, which suits enthusiastic ten-year-olds (with modest adult help). All that you need is a solar garden lamp, some tin snips, and some sandpaper. A drill will also be needed, alo ...more

How To : Pronounce the word "panacea"

Today's word is "panacea". This is a noun which means a remedy to cure all diseases or a solution for all difficulties. For example, you can say, "Solar power is a promising alternative energy source; however, it's not a panacea. There are advantages and disadvantages to solar ...more

How To : Get free electricity from a phone jack

Learn how to get free electricity from your home telephone line just by watching this video. Save money on your power bill, and hack into the electricity coming out of the phone jack. The phone company doesn't monitor electricity usage, so you can probably get away with this c ...more

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