Look, this article is a judgment-free zone. Whether you dropped your iPhone into a toilet or shower with it on a regular basis (guilty), some water will likely become nestled inside its speaker grilles. This causes audio to soften and/or sound muffled, and getting that water o ...more
A little cooking mistake can lead to tough meat, spoiled food, and even a bacterial explosion in your kitchen if you're not careful. These five simple, easy-to-fix kitchen mistakes are some of the most commonly made in households around the world. Luckily, you can correct thes ...more
Apparently submerging a hand in liquid nitrogen isn't as painful as one might suspect (if you trust the Leidenfrost effect as much as Theodore of Gray Matter): "I hadn't realized that my hand was quite so deep into the liquid. Amazingly, I barely felt the cold at all. My skin ...more
His name is Don Pettit, but I like to call him Space MacGyver. He's well known for his paper clip fixes and ingenious coffee invention in zero gravity, and we've all seen the NASA astronaut in his Saturday Morning Science videos during his first stay on the International Space ...more
When he's not taking orbital videos of Earth's auroras, NASA Astronaut Don Pettit is experimenting with water in zero gravity. He's already shown us how water droplets can orbit around knitting needles in a microgravity environment. Now he's playing with water again, this time ...more
You can take some really awesome photos of water droplets if you've got a fast enough camera (and flash), but water drops aren't just spectacular as photographic subjects—you can also make them a part of the photographic process by using a water drop as a DIY projection micros ...more
Water covers approximately 70 percent of Earth's surface and the human body contains up to 78 percent water, depending on body size. Yet, water seems to be taken for granted here on Earth. But if you travel to an orbital altitude of about 250 miles, water starts looking pretty ...more
Beauty is a fine line between art and science for Pe Lang, a Swiss sculptor living and working in both Berlin and Zurich. The autodidact artist specializes in graceful, hand-built kinetic sculptures made of magnetic, electrical and mechanical devices, all of which are elegant ...more
This is one more cool illusion by maricv84, one where you slide a transparent sheet with black bars overtop a cryptic image to create an animated effect. Video: . The links for the images used in the video are below. You can print them out and try it at home. Just make sure to ...more
Cool! A cloud in a bottle! You can make one yourself by watching this little how-to. You'll need a bottle, a bike pump and a little attachment from the hardware store. Have you ever wondered how clouds form? Clouds are formed when water vapor is cooled enough to form tiny wat ...more
This After Effects tutorial from Andrew Kramer shows you how to create water droplets on the lens with DOF (Depth of Field). Learn about settings for the MR Mercury filter as well. Create water droplets on the lens in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this video on vid ...more
The universal solvent takes center stage as Bert demonstrates how to create realistic looking water droplets and explains how in imaging it is important to study reality in order to re-create it.
Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more
This video offers Photoshop users a detailed procedure for adding simulated water droplets to photographs. A male voice-over describes each step in a conversational tone, and his instructions are easy to follow and apply. As he narrates, each step is carried out on screen, all ...more
Why can't all electronic devices be waterproof like my watch? There are watches worth three times as much as my iPhone that I can wear into the hot tub without a worry in the world, but cleaning most of my electronics requires a lot of caution. If only I could toss my dusty l ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rose. Begin by selecting your favorite rose picture. Sketch the outward point lines from the center (this will outline the petals and stigma of the rose). Sketch the rose pedals with the lines. Erase the guidelines and re-ske ...more
Legionnaires' disease is named after 1976 outbreak in Philadelphia that sickened 221 people and killed 34. More often striking adults over the age of 50, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported two cases where newborns contracted the often fatal ...more
Watch this video to get an idea on how to make an easy background for your art journal (including how to incorporate water droplets into your design).
Traces of bacteria at a precinct in East Harlem created an all-out scare after doctors diagnosed an NYPD officer with Legionnaires' disease, a deadly infection caused by Legionella pneumophila. Officials told officers at the precinct not to shower there until the source of th ...more
Have you ever wondered what sort of microscopic critters are floating around in your water? Well, you can find out with just a few bucks worth of materials and a laser pointer. Really. That's all it takes to build your very own homemade laser projection microscope, aka a water ...more
Alexander Augusteijn captures one of the world's most deadly projectiles slicing through the Earth's delicate water droplet. Via PetaPixel: "I am a photographer from the Netherlands, specializing in high speed photography. I use a normal flash to achieve very short illuminat ...more
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create water drops on an object. Making a realistic water droplet effect is easier than you think. Watch and learn how to add water drops to images in Photoshop.
Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adh ...more