The first glow sticks were patented by the US Navy in the 70s, but back then, they were called "Chemiluminescent Signal Devices." Today, glow sticks are still used by the military, emergency services, campers, divers and, of course, ravers. I may be done with the glow-in-the-d ...more
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If you want to start the party out right, you have to impress the crowd with your awesome bartending skills. While lighting cocktails on fire is a nice way to warm up the crowd, it's been done by thousands of bartenders across the globe. Plus, if you're not careful, you could ...more
F for FAKE. This video has been labeled a "Faux-To". Commonly contested as bogus science, we believe this video to be a hoax. What's your opinion? Comment below. Make a tomato glow in the dark using three household chemicals and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to vi ...more
Glowing substances have always held a powerful appeal to people, and making new ones can be a lucrative business. If you need some glow powder for a project of yours, watch this video to learn how to make DIY glow-in-the-dark powder out of normal household chemicals. Video: . ...more
This video tutorial will show you how to make glowing water. You can use as an ingredient to make other science projects glow in the dark, such as crystals and slime. All you need is a highlighter pen and some water. Check out this how-to video and go make some glowing water.
There's a broken canister of mutant ooze leaking down into the sewers! But don't worry because this sticky slime is non-toxic, and it's so easy to make, a three-year-old can do it! Video: . Inspired by Dr. Anne Helmenstine with About.com, my kids and I found and slightly modif ...more
So, you finally got the Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy S III, but one little problem—you've got some red glow around the edges of your screen now. Is your phone messed up? No, it's just a tiny glitch that some users have been reporting after updating their Galaxy S3s ...more
WonderHowTo favorite (and pal) NurdRage brings us another great science tutorial. Making glow sticks at home is not necessarily cheaper, but it's a great science project. Check out the video below to learn not only how to make the glow sticks, but also all about fluorescent dy ...more
Check out this how-to video for making water glow, or for making glow water (it's pretty much the same thing). Get ready for that fun, neon green color. You will need a cup on gloves, among other things, to make glow water. Use a black light. WARNING: Do not drink!
Make a reusable glow stick, glow-in-the-dark-style! Imagine, you'll never have to buy one of those ChemLite's again, because you can reuse this homemade glow stick over and over again. This video tutorial will show you how to make a permanent, reusable glow stick. The material ...more
Want a tattoo that's daytime work-safe (invisible), but nighttime party-friendly (UV blacklight)? At first sight it may be hard to believe these tattoos are real, but in fact, they are. UV light tattoos are the perfect way to hide it from mom. The tattoos can be completely in ...more
It's a stormy winter night, and you're electricity goes out. You could grab some candles to add a little light to your life, or you could use glow-in-the-dark chemicals for a cool luminescent. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a luminescent, phos ...more
This magical, glowing mixture is very strange, with an equally strange name (Oobleck), because it feels like moldable pizza dough in your hands one second, and like liquified goo the next. Even stranger is the fact that this glowing "magical mud" is made from things we eat, s ...more
With gas prices constantly digging into your wallet, biking will always be a cheap and easy alternative for getting around—and it's a perfect way to get in a little exercise. But with the fall season about a week away, it is going to start getting dark a lot earlier and that r ...more
If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more
Photoshop might be the best software out there for creating effects on text and other still images. This video will show you how to create one really cool effect in Photoshop on a title. The creator calls this a glowing particles dust effect, and that sounds about right. The e ...more
I'm sure most everyone has some kind of fluorescent light source in their home; those long white tubes that emit a bright white light when turned on, or maybe a few of the CFL power-saver bulbs. These bulbs actually require very little "power" (i.e. a high voltage:almost no cu ...more
Making a blue glowing substance is easy, as long as you already know the secret to making green luminescent phosphorescent glow powder. By watching the green glow-in-the-dark procedure, you know that you will need strontium nitrate, aluminum nitrate, europium and dysprosium ni ...more
Learn how to make water glow with a blacklight and a hi-lighter with this easy experiment.
Use your printer to make glow in the dark ink at home. The ink can be used to make posters, stickers, or even glow in the dark tee-shirts!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to retouch images to have a glamour skin glow, using Adobe Photoshop. The video covers all the effects and techniques needed to achieve the glamour skin glow look. Viewers learn how to retouch skin tones and hair for a glamour portrait ...more
Glow-in-the-dark stars, paint, stickers, and even fabric are pretty commonplace, but glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow? Using glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow, xsparkage will show you how to craft a raver look that will truly stand out as you dance under black light. Super bright with ora ...more
Here's a cool video! By combining two readily accessible liquids, you can make yourself a cool bouncey ball. This how-teaches kids about polymers, chemicals. You'll also learn in this video how to make glow in the dark goo. Just what the world needs!
Make a bubble solution out of highlighter markers that'll let you blow bubbles that glow under blacklight.
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. The glowstick reaction is made using a diphenyl oxalate derivative known as bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate or TCPO. Additional ingredients include ethyl acetate as a ...more
Fluorescent dye can be a great addition for decorating around the house for Halloween, especially for a haunted one. Creating your own fluorescent dye is a simple experiment, as long as you've got the proper chemicals and safety gear. Nurd Rage details the chemical process of ...more
How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions. WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their ha ...more
Just about any electroluminescent substance is cool but rather expensive if you buy it at the shops. If you need some cheap EL ink, watch this video to learn how to make blue EL powder out of cheap, easy-to-make ZnS green glow powder.
If you're throwing a party for Halloween or making homemade goodies for trick-or-treaters, there's no shortage of spooky foods and drinks you can cook up. But if you want to take it a step further, you can make anything glow under a black light by adding a little tonic water. ...more
This a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to mix liquid glow stick colors in order to make a white light. The first step is to gather your supplies. To complete this scientific experiment you will need to get a few different glow sticks, preferably red, blue, and ...more
By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more
This is really cool, you can make these awesome neon glowing lines using your Adobe Photoshop. This is a fun way to make creative and colorful designs and it looks really neat without spending time working on detailed shapes. 1. Start with a new 400x400 pixel black background ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make glow in the dark goo with household products. Add 1 teaspoon of Borax to 1 cup of warm water. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Glow powder and mix for 30 seconds. Pour the contents of a 4 ounce bottle of glue into a measuring cup, fill the container ...more
If you prefer glow sticks over candles during a power outage, then this how-to is for you! Although glow sticks are used as temporary light sources, there are other applications for them. Divers use them for night diving, fisherman use them to catch swordfish, and the military ...more
Wired Science teaches you the science behind glow sticks by showing you how you can make your own with chemicals that you can obtain. Video: .
You know those cool skintight black bodysuits they wear in "Tron"? They seem like costumes only the best of movie costume designers - and CG artists - can produce, but you can make a pretty good replica at home. Just check out this video to learn how to make a "Tron: Legacy" ...more
Kool-aid + Sno Cones + LEDs. For some of us (e.g. small kids), it doesn't get much better than that. Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Givers Log's Glow Sno Cone project is so simple, it barely requires explanation: Place glow sticks in several different cups. Tip ...more
To make a glowing ice bulb, like the one in this how-to video, you need LEDs, batteries, wire, a balloon, and electrical tape. First, you connect the led to the wires. Then, you put the LED in the balloon, fill the balloon with water and freeze it. Once frozen, remove the ball ...more
Gather all Mad Scientists. Science doesn't have to be all about hitting the books and memorizing formulas. Sometimes it's closer to Frankenstein or Dr.Jekyll than you can imagine. It's time to turn tomatoes into glow in the dark orbs. Video producers ShootingEggs did not incl ...more
What every indie filmmaker needs is a little program called After Effects. After effects does wonders for any film requiring a little special effects that would normally be too expensive to make "real". Like this glowing eye effect. See how to make an eye glowing effect in Ado ...more
Food and things that glow in the dark don't usually go together, but you can actually make jello that glows under UV light by watching this tutorial. You'll have to use tonic water as one of the ingredients, which is extremely bitter, so don't forget to add sugar or else your ...more
House plants are a refreshing reminder of the rich biosphere teaming with life just outside of our hermetically sealed human dens. They calm us and clean our air. But what would you do if you came across a glowing green flower on your dinner table? I would be startled, but not ...more
Are you looking for some fun party decorations, or a neat gift idea? You can make beautiful glow in the dark flowers, using nothing more than a standard fluorescent highlighter and ultra violet light. After you watch this video, you will be able to amaze your friends by making ...more
Check out this how-to video to make your urine glow under black light. Freak out your friends with your radioactive pee! To make your urine glow, make sure you take the proper amount of vitamin b complex--just watch the video! Take one or two. Use this as inspiration for one o ...more
This video shows you how to create a glowing object in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software. This is a tutorial video for beginner level viewers. Making objects glow is one of the many effects that can be applied in Flash. In this video the narrator draws a shape, converts th ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a complete refillable glow stick. You can make this complete and refillable glow stick with a steampunk-style to it. The idea is simple, use compression fittings normally used in plumbing to create a glow stick t ...more
If you're a Breaking Bad junkie who can't wait for the next episode, satisfy your craving with a little at-home chemistry and make some blue DIY smash-glow crystals! No, this is not Walter White's so-called "Big Sky" or even the subpar cringe-worthy product of his competitors. ...more
This "glow swirl" effect is doable via drawing a flashlight really fast at night and then taking snapshots of its path (we used to draw fun doodles and write our names in "glow" lighting with our roommates in college). However, since such night snapshots are hard to capture on ...more
Learn how to make your own slime with ingredients you can find around the house. It can even glow under a blacklight! Parts Needed: Liquid Starch (or Borax) Non-toxic glue Fluorescent Marker (or food coloring) Bowl Gloves Video: . Have fun with your slime.
In this video the instructor demonstrates how to make colorful glowing neon lines in Photoshop. To do this, open a new canvas in Photoshop of 1280 X 720 pixels. First make the background black. Add a new layer to it. On the new layer, using the pencil in the path mode, make a ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to make a glowing orb. The orb is a fun, round flashlight useful for lighting your path in a magical way. Consisting simply of LEDs, a tennis ball, a battery and a switch, it's a great simple project for beginners with electronics. Here's a v ...more
Here is a fun science project that makes Abraham Lincoln glow! Make a penny glow. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Want to give your face a natural glow while reducing wrinkles, improving blood circulation, removing toxins and dead skin cells, and improving your mood? With a little face lotion and about five minutes of your time every day, you can give yourself a DIY facial massage that wi ...more
One of the basics of electronics is knowing how an electrical current works. For this video, you will need a 1.2V battery, a lightbulb, and 2 copper wires. First, take the wires and attach one end of each wire to opposite sides of the battery. Have a friend hold the wires ther ...more
Watch this how to video to learn how to make jello that glows! Its completely safe to eat, makes a great party treat and is super simple to make.
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a 100 foot glow stick with Dr. Lithium. Just in time for Halloween. Brighter than electroluminescent wire and self-powered. This can be used to decorate, glow stuff up, or create all kinds of awesome effects. Wa ...more
Here is a video of basic glowchuck movements. This is a liquid dance prop dance instructional. Using glowsticks in liquid dance is integral especially for electronic parties and rave nights. It adds a textural element to dancing in crowds.
When Halloween comes around it's easy to give in to the rampant orange and black decor paraded at every drugstore and mass retailer. But if you truly want a unique decoration for the spooky holiday, consider watching this tutorial to learn how to make a glow-in-the-dark portra ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to use the Radium Glow plug-in for After Effects. Radium Glow is also available for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and more. Don't settle for glow effects that are just a blur. Radium Glow simulates the way real light behaves, giving you ultra ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to assemble a funky faucet that will make your tap water glow many colors as you use it. In this video, you will receive step by step instructions on how to make your water look unreal. This activity is super fun and you will amaze any guests who tr ...more