Making Liquid Nitrogen

HowTo : Reboot Your Corpse

IEEE Spectrum examines the practice of cryonically freezing the dead, with the intent to "reboot" when medical advances are prepared to undo their death. Is it just a matter of time (cryonics scientists predict 100 years) or pure quackery? Here's how it works: "Before the b ...more

News : NurdRage Shatters Mysteriously Procured Human Heart

WonderHowTo science geek favorite, NurdRage, completely shatters a human heart using liquid nitrogen. Now, what I wanna know is... and I'm really asking... where the hell do you get a human heart? (Oh. That disclaimer left me a little disappointed).

News : Metal Isn't Flammable... Right?

Theo Gray of Gray Matter explains the principle behind sending steel up in flames- as long as it's steel wool, of course. The process is beyond simple. Spend 2 bucks and 2 minutes: purchase a steel wool pad, hold in pliers, light with a match. But the question is, why is steel ...more

How To : Make Ganache frosting

This video series takes you step by step through the process of making ganache which is liquid chocolate made with semi-sweet chocolate and cream. In the end of the series, you'll also see how to apply the ganache to some great desserts. Part 1 of 20 - How to Make Ganache fros ...more

How To : Make plum wine using 5 gallon demijohns

Rick Vanman shows you how to create plum wine from scratch with the use of a 5 gallon demijohn, a process that requires patience and time. First, you pick enough plums to make the desired amount of wine. You pick the red plums for red wine, and the light plums for white wine. ...more

How To : Apply basic concealer

This makeup video tutorial covers liquid, highlighter and cream concealers. Concealer is the first step to making your face look great, so take care and learn how to do it!

How To : Make a cheap corpse head prop for Halloween

Dr Kreepy, Halloween crafter, shows how to obtain a rotting head without killing someone! For this project, you will need a skull, paintbrushes, liquid latex, black spray paint, brown paint, and cotton balls. Watch this video prop-making tutorial and learn how to make a cheap ...more

How To : Make a latex skin over carved foam

Are you in need of some kind of mold or cast for your next feature film, but need to save a few bucks? As an alternative to casting (making a shape from a mold) one can carve foam into a desired shape and then coat the foam with liquid latex. This will not create a perfectly s ...more

How To : Create a non-Newtonian fluid

On this episode of Scientific Tuesdays, Dylan shows you how to create a non-Newtonian fluid using corn starch and a little water. A non-Newtonian fluid is any fluid that does not follow the laws of physics. - Measure out 1/2 cup of 100% corn starch with a measuring cup and po ...more

How To : Apply liquid eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner, which can add a darker emphasis to your eyes, can be very successful and more defining if done properly. In this tutorial, we are shown how to properly apply liquid eyeliner. Pulling down on your eyelids, you should apply a line to the edge of your eyelid, mak ...more

How To : Do glaze trailing and pouring for pottery

Simon Leach teaches us how to glaze trailing and pouring for pottery. First, you will dip the entire pot into the glaze after you have poured it into the middle. Wind up your wrist as you are pouring it out so you cover all of the sides in it. Just dip it down a little bit so ...more

How To : Draw a moonlit waterfall with a graphite pencil

This video tutorial shows how to draw a serene waterfall setting using graphite pencil. First start by collecting reference images for the seperate components of the landscape. Next add in the rocks and erase the areas where water will be. Then draw the sky making sure to leav ...more

How To : Make a classic science experiment volcano project

Make Your Own Erupting Volcano! This is a classic experiment and it is very easy to do at home. So after you watch it - TRY IT! All you need is some kind of volcano that you can make, and then a little vinegar and some baking soda from the supermarket. This demonstration show ...more

How To : Repair Cracks in Your Asphalt Driveway

Weather - there's no escaping it! Mother Nature can be hard on asphalt: if you live in an area where there are extreme weather changes from season to season then your asphalt will eventually become damaged. As the ground freezes and thaws there is movement that flexes the asph ...more

How To : Make sangria

There is no better addition to a barbecue than a classic sangria. Rebecca shows an easy way of making this Spanish punch. There are various types of sangria which can be prepared easily by just changing the flavor through the use of a variety of fruits. Basic requirements for ...more

How To : Decorate cupcakes with some helpful tips

How to decorate cupcakes with some helpful tips Cupcakes can be baked in two standard sizes mini and standard muffin size. To make cupcakes with different colors start by making a basic batch of vanilla frosting. Separate the vanilla frosting into different batches based on t ...more

How To : Make easy fake wounds for Halloween or film

Making fake wounds is an art form, and this girl is, if not a master, at least a very accomplished journeywoman. In this video she teaches us how to create a realistic-looking fake wound using only liquid latex, facepaint, and other simple materials. The end result is creepy a ...more

How To : Barbeque ribs in your home oven

If you live in an apartment complex and can't barbecue, this is a great recipe for getting great-tasting ribs without the fire. This tutorial breaks down, step-by-step, the process of making this delicious meal. Ingredients: 3 pound slab of ribs Marinade: 3 Tablespoons brown ...more

How To : Make Homemade Bubble Bath Bars

Bubble bars can be pricey, especially if you're using Lush bubble bars. But you don't have to exhaust your pocket book on this luxury—you can simply make your own, right at home. Watch the how-to video on making your own homemade bubble bath bars, and consult the recipe below ...more

How To : Make gooey slime for kids

Make Slime! This one is easy. Just mix equal parts of glue and water and then add an equal part of liquid starch. Just like that you have gooey slime. The more you play with it the more fun it becomes. This acclivity causes the polymer chains in the glue to cross link with che ...more

How To : Make a snow cone with nitrogen gas

To make a snow cone with nitrous gas, as an experiment, you will need the following: liquid nitrogen, protective gear, a bell jar, and a dish to hold the liquid nitrous. While wearing protective equipment, pour liquid nitrogen into a dish. Place it in a bell jar. Now, turn on ...more

How To : Make a Siphon Hose

Get the requirements You will need a plastic cap (from a bottle), PVC pipe, and a tube with a diameter not larger than the cap's. Cap. PVC. Tube. Drill some holes You need to drill 2 little holes, one in the cap, and one in the PVC pipe. It should look like this: Hole in c ...more

How To : Make hot ice from scratch

To make instant hot ice or sodium acetate, first pour two jugs of vinegar minus one cup into a large pot. Then, slowly add baking soda to the mixture and stir it. When the vinegar and baking soda no longer react, stop adding baking soda. Next, add the rest of the vinegar to th ...more

How To : Make a compost pile with green and brown materials

How to make a compost pile with green and brown materials Your compost pile can be either free standing or it can be made inside some type of container. The compost materials can be divided into greens and browns. Greens are materials like green plants, manure, and coffee grou ...more

How To : Make Long-Lasting, Wax-Free Candles for Your Home

Scented candles tend to magically turn a house into a home. The light flicker of the flame gives a relaxed or romantic tone to the atmosphere, and keeps the space smelling fragrant for hours. The only problem? Wax melts, and the candle becomes worthless after the wax is all go ...more

How To : Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

You may have had to deal with this unfortunate scenario when you have a hankering for homemade ice cream: you find a great recipe, just the flavor you want to make, you start reading it... and you discover those ever-dreaded words "pour into your ice cream maker and process ac ...more

How To : 10 Super-Practical Uses for Dishwashing Soap

Bored of using your bottle of dishwashing soap for just washing dishes? You're in luck. Not surprisingly, the soapy liquid commonly used for removing stubborn food build-up from your eating utensils can also be used as a general cleaner for washing windows, removing clothing ...more

How To : Liquor Up Your Pie Crusts to Make Them Flaky AF

Pie crusts are pretty intimidating if you're an at-home baker with little experience, since there's a lot of science behind making them. A perfectly flaky crust that's golden brown—not charred and black along the edges—requires careful attention, a foolproof recipe, and some d ...more

How To : 47 Baking Hacks That You Shouldn't Live Without

Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...more

How To : 13 Cool and Clean Uses for Mouthwash

Mouthwash, the liquid concoction commonly used for giving the inside of your mouth a thorough cleaning after brushing, is also not surprisingly useful for making things clean and bacteria-free. Like minor cuts and wounds. Or your toilet bowl. Or your toothbrush. Or your garbag ...more

News : Smash the bottom out of a bottle bare handed

Bill Beaty is our favorite kind of science teacher. Here he gives us a lesson in cavitation. Sounds boring, right? Ha! Not when he teaches us a wild trick to illustrate this physics phenomenon! Bet anyone holding a beer bottle that he can't break it using only his hands. Se ...more

How To : Give Your Food a Bath or a Rubdown for More Flavor

Brining is magic. All you have to do is make a mild saline solution, toss in your protein of choice, let it soak, and cook. You end up with incredibly tender, flavorful meat or tofu for very little effort. So why aren't more of us doing it? Pork chops soaking in a brine of sug ...more

How To : Make Your Own Temporary Tattoo

Whether you need very temporary skin art for a costume or simply want to test-run a potential tattoo design before it gets permanent, making your own temporary tattoo only requires wax paper, a printout or drawing of your desired design, black eyeliner, rubbing alcohol, baby p ...more

How To : 4 Healthier Whipped Cream Alternatives

Whipped cream is one of the most iconic dessert toppings around, but the full-fat version is not the most forgiving when it comes to fat content. With the holidays just around the corner, learn how to spare yourself a few calories—especially if you love the creamy texture of w ...more

How To : Make Your Own Sore Throat Lozenges

It's that time of year again. The month after we exchange gifts, most of us tend to exchange germs. Cold and flu season always seems to creep up on us, often leaving us ill-prepared to deal with the ailments. For those of you suffering from fits of coughing and a sore throat ...more

Ingredients 101 : The Essential Homemade Chicken Stock

The first written account of "stock" as a culinary staple goes back to 1653, when La Varenne's Cookery described boiling mushroom stems and table scraps with other ingredients (such as herbs and basic vegetables) in water to use for sauces. But really, the concept of stock has ...more

Quickles : DIY Pickles That Take Only 10 Minutes to Make

Pickles are one of those rare foods that most people love, but never even think of making. Most home cooks shy away from making pickles because they take time and patience, and because the grocery store option is both cheap and delicious. I'm very much one of those people who ...more

How To : Why You Should Never Throw Away Chicken Fat

Poor chickens. Bacon fat is revered (and justifiably so), and duck fat is a staple at most fine grocers. Marbles of fat make a steak divine, and goose fat is the holy grail of fatty goodness. Yet chicken fat is usually thrown away. If you're one of those people who roasts a c ...more

The Science of Frothing : How to Make Your Own Milk Foam

Once upon a time in America, there was coffee and there was decaf. That's it. No capuccinos. No espressos. And certainly no Starbucks. Coffee was just coffee, something that you bought at a gas station or donut shop. If you made it at home, it was either in a metal pot or inst ...more

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