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Sky watchers, get your popcorn ready: A guide to the Leonid meteor shower

Sky watchers, get your popcorn ready: A guide to the Leonid meteor shower

In the coming days, the annual Leonid meteor shower will reach peak activity. That said, here's a comprehensive guide to the celestial event.
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Neuralink: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s brainy new venture

Neuralink: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s brainy new venture

Here's everything you need to know about Elon Musk's Neuralink startup, brain implants, and something called a "neural lace"
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How does wireless charging work? Here’s what to know before you cut the cable

How does wireless charging work? Here’s what to know before you cut the cable

How does wireless charging work? Believe it or not, it's actually pretty straightforward. Here, we lay out everything you need to know.
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A beginner’s guide to A.I. superintelligence and ‘the singularity’

A beginner’s guide to A.I. superintelligence and ‘the singularity’

Have you heard people talking about the singularity, but didn’t know enough to join in the conversation? Our beginner's guide will help.
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Everything you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse

Everything you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse will be a show in the skies, as the US experiences its first total solar eclipse in 38 years. Find out how to see it.
The Best STEM Toys

These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics

These STEM coding toys will entertain your kids while teaching them about programming and robotics

If you're looking for the best STEM toys to get your kid interested in programming or technology, look no further than our list.
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What is the Fermi Paradox? The strange mystery of why we can’t find E.T.

What is the Fermi Paradox? The strange mystery of why we can’t find E.T.

Astrophysicists tell us that alien life should be plentiful. If that's the case, why haven't we found them yet? That's the Fermi Paradox.
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How does cloning work, anyway? Your guide to real-world replication

How does cloning work, anyway? Your guide to real-world replication

Learn how scientists clone, how cloning works, and why cloning full animals (and people) remains a challenge in the lab.
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DJI Spark vs Yuneec Breeze: Which portable drone should you buy?

DJI Spark vs Yuneec Breeze: Which portable drone should you buy?

In the world of portable drones, the DJI Spark vs Yuneec Breeze battle is one that's tough to call. Which one should you buy? Find out here
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What is universal basic income? A beginner’s guide

What is universal basic income? A beginner’s guide

Have you heard people talk about universal basic income, but not known enough to join in? Check out our handy guide.
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What is the Mandela Effect? We explain the causes of false memories

What is the Mandela Effect? We explain the causes of false memories

Large segments of the population believe events have occurred that actually haven't. Why is this happening? It's called the Mandela Effect.
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Fancy a Grand Prix race in the open air? Get started by building your own DIY racing drone.

Fancy a Grand Prix race in the open air? Get started by building your own DIY racing drone.

Racing is quickly becoming a popular sport among drone enthusiasts. Here's everything you need to know to about the burgeoning sport.
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Everything you need to know about the magical magnetic goop known as ferrofluid

Everything you need to know about the magical magnetic goop known as ferrofluid

Weekend Workshop: Solar Powered Radio with Bluetooth + MP3

Weekend Workshop: Keep on rocking off the grid with a DIY solar Bluetooth speaker

Weekend Workshop: Keep on rocking off the grid with a DIY solar Bluetooth speaker

Forget traditional battery-powered radios, with this week's Weekend Workshop project you'll be harnessing the power of the sun to jam your tunes in no time.
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Weekend Workshop: Electrify your meat with this DIY hot dog cooker

Weekend Workshop: Electrify your meat with this DIY hot dog cooker

Although BBQ season is in the rearview, this DIY electric hot dog cooker assures there's no need to give up on enjoying perfectly cooked franks.
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Everything you need to know about the Large Hadron Collider

Everything you need to know about the Large Hadron Collider

Ever wonder what the Large Hadron Collider is, and why it always seems to be in the news? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need to know.
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Recycling batteries in an eco-friendly way is really easy

Recycling batteries in an eco-friendly way is really easy

Don't know how to recycle your alkaline or rechargeable batteries in an eco-friendly way? It's easy, so long as you know what you're doing. Here's how.
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Up, up, and away: 4 high-flying rockets you can build at home

Up, up, and away: 4 high-flying rockets you can build at home

Building a rocket may seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to start. Fortunately, we've found four of the best homemade designs.
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Weekend Workshop: Light up your love for arcade games with a DIY marquee lightbox

Weekend Workshop: Light up your love for arcade games with a DIY marquee lightbox

Considering the universal love for retro video games, there's no better way to show appreciation for your favorite classic title than this DIY lightbox.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a DIY wooden gramophone for your iPhone 6S

Weekend Workshop: How to build a DIY wooden gramophone for your iPhone 6S

With summer in full swing, nothing says backyard BBQ quite like a solid smartphone speaker. To make you the envy of your block, here's how to make your own.
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If this, then that: A beginner’s guide to the wonderful world of IFTTT

If this, then that: A beginner’s guide to the wonderful world of IFTTT

Trying to figure out what IFTTT is and how to use it to your advantage? Here's why you should give the service a shot, and some suggestions for doing so.
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Weekend Workshop: Survive The Wasteland with these ‘Fallout’ DIY Nuka-Cola caps

Weekend Workshop: Survive The Wasteland with these ‘Fallout’ DIY Nuka-Cola caps

Made popular via Bethesda's Fallout franchise, Nuka-Cola caps are the cream of the currency crop across The Wasteland. Here's how you can make your own.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote

Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote

Universal remotes are great but what if you could control your media via your coffee table? Do just that with this innovative Instructables walkthrough.
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Weekend Workshop: Stave off the heat this summer with a DIY smart electric fan

Weekend Workshop: Stave off the heat this summer with a DIY smart electric fan

The electric fan needed an upgrade and a savvy engineer at Instructables devised a way to make a person sensing smart fan using a Raspberry Pi.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a DIY solar charger out of Altoid tins

Weekend Workshop: How to build a DIY solar charger out of Altoid tins

This easy-to-make DIY solar charger assures you'll never have to leave home and worry about a "Low Battery" alert on your smartphone ever again.
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Weekend Workshop: How to turn your old laptop into an LED wall lamp

Weekend Workshop: How to turn your old laptop into an LED wall lamp

Broken laptops collecting dust in a closet are as common as anything, so why not turn that old piece of hardware into an LED wall lamp? Here's how.
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Weekend Workshop: Become a hipster and build this DIY vinyl record player

Weekend Workshop: Become a hipster and build this DIY vinyl record player

Vinyl records are in but instead of buying a record player off the shelf like every other bearded hipster, why not build your own DIY turntable? Here's how.
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Weekend Workshop: Make Max Rockatansky jealous with these DIY steampunk goggles

Weekend Workshop: Make Max Rockatansky jealous with these DIY steampunk goggles

Whether you're already thinking about this year's Burning Man or simply crave some 19th century clothing apparel, these DIY steampunk goggles are for you.
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Weekend Workshop: Tear up your driveway with this Raspberry Pi-powered RC car

Weekend Workshop: Tear up your driveway with this Raspberry Pi-powered RC car

Drones are great, sure, but who wouldn't enjoy ripping a DIY RC car around their neighborhood? Here's how to easily construct one in a matter of hours.
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Weekend Workshop: Caffeinate in style with this DIY cold-brew coffee drip tower

Weekend Workshop: Caffeinate in style with this DIY cold-brew coffee drip tower

Who doesn't love cold-brew coffee? Build your own Arduino-powered cold-brew drip tower in a matter of hours with this simple, comprehensive walk-through.
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Weekend Workshop: Play the ultimate skill game with this one-hole elliptical pool table

Weekend Workshop: Play the ultimate skill game with this one-hole elliptical pool table

Traditional six-hole billiards tables are excellent tests of talent, no doubt, but this one-hole elliptical pool table is truly a game of incredible skill.
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Weekend Workshop: Piece together the Triforce with this Zelda coffee table

Weekend Workshop: Piece together the Triforce with this Zelda coffee table

Honor Shigeru Miyamoto's iconic Legend of Zelda franchise the right way by building this DIY mosaic-tiled and Zelda-inspired coffee table this weekend.
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Weekend Workshop: How to auto tweet your ISP when your Internet slows down

Weekend Workshop: How to auto tweet your ISP when your Internet slows down

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Weekend Workshop: How to build a delightfully retro Tetris lamp

Weekend Workshop: How to build a delightfully retro Tetris lamp

Since its debut in 1984, Tetris has been everywhere. Now, thanks to an easy walkthrough on Instructables, anyone can have a Tetris-style lamp in their home.