How to Float a Balloon

How To : Make an amazing floating static orb

Learn how to make this spooky, amazing floating static orb. This is so simple, and so cool. It uses static electricity to make a tinsel orb levitate above a PVC pipe. We've gotten the orb to float for over 10 minutes. We just discovered you can use a regular balloon instead o ...more

How To : Build a blubberbot

This video is a quick overview of the construction of a Blubberbot, an artificial "life form" that uses electronic sensors to seek out lights, sound, or cell phone signals. Blubberbots are typically sold with instructions, which should be used for detailed instructions. But i ...more

How To : Make a mini hovercraft

Want to send a cd floating across the floor? This tutorial will teach you how to make a mini hovercraft using a cd, superglue, balloon, water bottle top. Make a mini hovercraft. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

News : The Art of Simple Science

Why does the world work the way it does? Linda Dong takes basic scientific principles and translates them into beautifully simple, explanatory images. The narrower the light source, the more sharp an object's shadow becomes. (Foam core, light). A battery is anything that conv ...more

How To : Draw a book worm cartoon

Animals and insects make great cartoon characters. So get ready to learn how to draw a worm that turns into a bookworm. All you need is paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. Start by drawing a squiggly line. Come around and double the line, k ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

How To : Make a Balloon Ghost for Halloween

One of the best times to get creative during the year is Halloween, and if you're one of those people that like to make your own costumes and decorations, then here's a little something you can do for that scary night... A GHOST!!! Video: . Materials You'll need the following ...more

How To : Make Perfect Poached Eggs, Every Single Time

Two slices of whole-wheat toast with lots of butter. Two eggs, poached to a firm yet custardy texture. The yolks should absolutely not be hard-cooked and the whites should be tender, not rubbery. That's my idea of the perfect breakfast. A golden, runny-but-not-liquid yolk, cre ...more

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