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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

How To : Minimize pores

You can’t change the size of your pores, but you can make them look a lot smaller. You Will Need * A facial cleanser containing salicylic acid * An oil-free moisturizer with retinol * SPF 30 Sunscreen * A facial primer containing silicone * Matte makeup * A gentle exfoliant ...more

How To : Get rid of unwanted facial hair for women

Get the lowdown on all the ways to remove pesky facial hair—from the brand new to the tried and true. Different options: threading, laser hair removal, intense pulsed light treatment, electrolysis, facial bleach, a waxing treatment or kit, tweezers, and prescription cream Vani ...more

How To : Make a Solar Death Ray with an Old Projection TV

In this article, I'll show you how to make an awesome "Death Ray" using the large magnifying lens from an old projection TV. The lens is called a Fresnel lens; a device that employs several ridges to focus light, rather than a complete curve. When sunlight passes through the ...more

How to Make Ferrofluid : The Liquid of the Future

What Is Ferrofluid? Ferrofluid is a black, solvent-based liquid, that, in the presence of a magnetic field, becomes strongly magnetized. The fluid is made up of nanomagnetic particles coated with an "anti-stick" or surfactant compound, suspended in a "carrier", commonly an or ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Semiconductor Lasers

I'm back with the third part to my laser weapon series (see part one and two), and I'll be explaining the function, application, and potential of semiconductor lasers, aka laser diodes. Surely, most of you have used a laser pointer at some point. Whether purchased at a dollar ...more

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