Figure out what to plug intoyour playlist for optimal exercising.
Studies show that the rhythmic speed of your music influences your athletic performance. Here’s how to use that information to create the ultimate playlist for your workout.
While it’s no surprise that fast-paced music is a good and popular exercise companion, a study published last year discovered a direct correlation between fast-paced music and athletic performance…
The original 3-D viewing device given new life.
The View-Master, a classic American toy since 1939, uses stereoscopy to present 3D images. Hacker Consortium user tuttle thought that he could do the same thing with modern technology, and so replaced the internal components of one with tiny digital screens…
Facebook can always use a few tweaks.
Facebook may be the de facto social network of, frankly, almost everyone, but that doesn’t mean you have to use Facebook exactly the way its creators, or your Farmville-addicted friends, want you to. Here are 10 tweaks to make Facebook better…
What is it about watching marbles roll down elaborate tracks that’s so entertaining? Are we so simple? Apparently yes! Just look at this huge contraption made out of over 4,000 popsicle sticks!
Corn is good popped food.
The campy video gets good after the brief “introductions”…
Automate and Control your Coolness
We love home automation projects, and if there’s one thing we’d like to control during the hot summer, it’s the A/C. Hacker Erik shows us how to control an air conditioner with just an ethernet cable, a relay board, and some PHP.
As long as you know how to solder, this hack is remarkably easy…
In this Instructable, talbotron22 shows how to make “Kitty Crack,” an ultra-potent catnip extract containing nepetalactone, catnip’s active ingredient. One pound of catnip yielded 143mg of nepetalactone.
A note about safety. Yes, it is safe to use this extract on cats. I have looked into it, and there are a number of studies (very interesting in their own right) using pure nepetalactone on cats in experiments trying to figure out why it causes them to go bonkers. The upshot is that it’s pretty safe….