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Making Electromagnetic Weapons : EMP Generator, Part One

In this series, I'll be exploring electromagnetic weapons, how to build them, their function and application to the future, and the amazing possibilities electromagnetism has to offer. First, the electromagnetic pulse generator, or EMP. You've probably heard of these before, a ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : EMP Generator, Part Two

In this article, I'll be covering Triggers and Coils, part two of the series (see part one here). Generally, a simple EMP generator consists of four components; a capacitor, a transformer, a trigger and a coil of copper wire. The transformer component can be varied, but the co ...more

How To : Make a homemade magnetic compass

Take a look at this science how-to video to see how to make a homemade compass. It's very easy to build your own DIY compass and is a great science project for the kids. You only need a few materials: a tea light (candle), a magnet, tape and a bowl of water. Take the candle o ...more

How To : Perform the magnetic match trick

Amazing bar magic trick. Make a match move inside a glass without touching anything! This bar magic trick balances on the edge between a bar and a magic trick. Truly amazing bar magic trick. Surprising bar magic trick that will impress a party. Use this bar magic trick as a be ...more

How To : Measure Geomagnetic Storms with a DIY Magnetometer

Interested in taking a few snapshots of the likely auroras from the recent solar flare the Sun sent our way? It's reported that we'll have the biggest solar radiation storm in over 7 years thanks to the Earth-directed CME (coronal mass ejection). But if you live in the right ...more

How To : Perform the magnetic paper clips magic trick

Have fun performing this trick at school…all you'll need are a couple of paper clips! You will need two paper clips and a magnet. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic t ...more

HowTo : See Invisible Magnetic Fields

"Magnetic fields are everywhere- you just can't see them." The science-inspired-art project, Magnetic Movie, by Semiconductor, demonstrates the imaginary "secret lives of invisible magnetic fields". Don't miss it - it's an amazing project. The magnetic fields are beautifully ...more

How To : Use magnetic card readers and writers with your PC

Magnetic card readers can make e-transactions far simpler, especially for people who are running their own small business. You can also watch this video to learn about card writers, which can let you create your own magnetic cards (such as a membership card) to track your cust ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirrer from computer parts

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a magnetic stirrer from computer parts. This is a simple thing to make, and is great if you are going to be mixing chemicals and don't want to get your hands dirty. First, you will need to create a wooden box with the top empty. Then, pl ...more

How To : Create a magnetic field for sifting through the sand

It's time for a 'science is fun' video! Bar magnets put in a DVD case show how combined magnetic fields can be used to hold another magnetic object in place, even when it's an inch or so away from the actual magnet. You can even get mangnetic sand (iron, etc.) from the beach!

How To : Perform a magnetic pencil magic trick

Get right to the point with this magic trick! You will need two pencils. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Hide pencil underneath watch and sleeve. 2. Hol ...more

How To : Perform a magnetic salt shaker magic trick

Have you ever wished you had super powers? Well, Ryan Oakes is going to show you how to make it look like your whole body is magnetized! You will need a salt shaker (with a metal lid with holes), and a toothpick (preferably wooden or light-colored). Sometimes we use materials ...more

How To : Using the magnetic lasso in Photoshop

Meet Photoshop's Magnetic Lasso Tool! The Magnetic Lasso Tool is probably the best out of three Lasso tools for it allows precise and quick freehand selections. hether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirring device

In this video, we learn how to build a magnetic stirring device. First you will need: a block of 1 inch thick Styrofoam, a piece of cardboard, 2 magnets, a small electric motor, a piece of non-magnetic metal, a hot glue gun, and a soldering iron. First, draw the shape of your ...more

How To : Make a DIY Magnetic Hammer

So simple yet so brilliant: Designer Jung Soo Park found a way to improve a “run of the mill” hammer by incorporating a magnet at the end of the handle. It holds a few nails while you’re working and if you drop a few on the floor, the magnet makes it easier to pick them up. S ...more

How To : Sense the charge in a magnetic dollar bill

Did you know the dollar in your pocket is magnetic? The strip inside the bill is magnetically charged. Check out this demonstration from Hooked On Science to learn more about science firsthand. Bring science right to your kitchen with these creative ways to demonstrate chemist ...more

How To : Use the magnetic lasso in Photoshop CS2

In this Photoshop CS2 video tutorial you will learn how to deep etch an image with the magnetic lasso. Notice how the demonstrator uses the edge contrast value to make the lasso ignore the grey area. This tutorial is aimed at new users. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the ...more

How To : Build a magnetic boxcar

Want a race car that never needs any gas? Then learn how to build your very own magnetic boxcar. With the magnificent magnetic force on your side your car will be cruising in no time! For this project, you'll need the following: pencil compass 1 piece of cardboard tape sciss ...more

How To : Use magnetic balls with the Tesla CD turbine

The Tesla CD Turbine (the little turbine made from recycled CD's and magnets) is used as a magnetic test bed for this SinkScience experiment. Here, six 3/16 inch diameter neodymium ball magnets are placed in a plastic bowl above the CD Turbine. The Magnetic Disc Pack inside t ...more

How To : Use the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop

Being able to know all the tips and tricks to Photoshop, people can produce some amazing pieces of art. But for the people who don't know their entire way around the most used and known piece of software, there's tutorials out there calling their name. In this video you'll fin ...more

How To : Make a Magnetic Hammer Handle for Picking Up Nails

Gravity can be a real pain when you are trying to finish a project and your supplies wind up on the ground. For wooden hammers, place your hammer in a vice grip with the handle facing up. Drill a small hole and place a metal bolt inside and glue it the magnet with glue or sil ...more

How To : Do Magnetic Polish Nail Designs ?!

Check out this video to learn how to do this awesome magnetic polish nail art design! Video: . For Nail art tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperWowstyle?feature=mhee Thanks for watching! Do share your opinions on this polish design if you wish to :-) Don't forget to ...more

How To : Test Your Samsung Phone by Using Secret Code *#0*#

Besides obvious features like a touchscreen and biometric sensors, the modern smartphone comes with an array of state-of-the-art hardware in the form of various sensors that help your device sense the environment around it. And if you have a Samsung handset, chances are, you h ...more

How To : Trigger traffic lights to change from red to green

This instructional video shows how change traffic lights from red to green, using science, and without actually having to know anything about magnetic fields or properties! Save gas, time, and frustration in your car and during your commute! Works great! See the test results! ...more

How To : Make Your Own Homemade Glow Sticks

Glow sticks, a popular favor at parties and outdoor events, and a must-have on Halloween, can be traced back to the United States Navy in the mid-1960s. The military desired improved visibility during night operations, and glow sticks, with their small-size portability and lac ...more

How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more

How To Make A Coil Gun : Turning Electricity Into Velocity

In this article, I'll show you how to build a coil gun. A coil gun is a device that fires magnetic projectiles at high velocities, using electricity. Coil guns require no explosive propellant, therefor can be fired an infinite amount of time, providing that there is ammunition ...more

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