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Andy Knowlton’s Drunken Poets

Andy Knowlton finds reusable materials on the streets of Seoul, Korea, makes little dolls with the pieces, and then puts the dolls back out on the streets with a poem that he’s writte...

Newton’s Beads

It turns out that a long chain of metal beads behaves in an unexpected way — it seems to levitate and loop up — as it starts to fall out of the cup that it starts in. It’s a p...

The amazing thing about domino chain reactions

A domino can knock over the next domino at about 1.5x larger (perhaps 2x larger) and this instant video classic from 2009 is a great example of this chain reaction. Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Steph...

LEGOScope: a DIY microscope made out of LEGO

Via ucresearch, Build Your Own Lego Microscope, and read below to find out why building a piece of DIY science equipment can be so beneficial to learning.  LegoScope is a DIY microscope ma...

Asparagus-Stuffed Semolina Gnocchi Casserole

In this first episode of Kitchen Vignettes from PBS Food, asparagus is picked fresh from the garden and then dances on a cutting board before becoming a delicious Asparagus-Stuffed Semolina ...

Illustrated Aliens: Planet Four

This planet of robots have found harmony and great appreciation for the beauty and magnificence of their existence. This is Planet Four from Andy Martin’s Illustrated Aliens project. You can find the videos all ...

Crocheting with English Angora Rabbit Wool

From YouTube user Josh Greene, how English Angora Wool — silky and soft wool from English Angora rabbits — can be dyed (with red Kool-Aid drink mix), spun, and crocheted at home. ...

Andy Martin’s Illustrated Aliens: Planet One

Animation Director Andy Martin has been creating an alien a day at his Tumblr, Illustrated Aliens, and then uses those illustrations to help compose a monthly animated short about what their ...

Make an underwater vortex ring generator

Watch YouTube user Xraise Cornell create a homemade horizontal vortex ring generator. When a small burst of air is released into a toroidal or poloidal vortex — essentially a spinning donut of water — it s...

A Basic Demonstration of Optical Cloaking

Above, A Basic Demonstration of Optical Cloaking. Cloaking is a term for hiding an object from view at specific frequencies, but evidently one can cloak things DIY-style with four mirrors a...

Book Domino Chain World Record at the Seattle Public Library

Two college student designers (Luke Greenway and Laura D’Asaro), 27 volunteers, seven hours of work, five attempts, and 2,131 books mixed together at the Seattle Public Library to create the longest book domino chain...

KeepCups: Salute the Reuser

In the same way that we use reusable metal water bottles and sippy cups for kids on-the-go, the team at Keep Cup is promoting reusable coffee containers for adults on-the-go in this promo vide...

Bodypercussion music videos

Bodypercussion, choreographed and performed by Santi Serratosa and Mariona Castells, to the song Not Worthy by Jack Savoretti. A fun DIY, we were able to mimic a few sections of the choreography ourselves. I...

Elephantine: How to make Mall Pretzels

Elephantine’s Rachel Ball shows us how to make pretzels. And yes! There’s a recipe included. 

How is an Etch A Sketch made?

How is an Etch A Sketch made? MAKE: Inventions host Steve Hoefer gives a bit of historical background on the classic toy, and then, with the original patent and some trial and error, tries t...

Why does toothpaste change the taste of orange juice?

Easy experiment: Drink orange juice. Brush your teeth. Drink orange juice again. What just happened? From Bytesize Science, an explanation as to why most toothpastes change the taste of oran...

Making organic, vegan, handmade natural soaps

Soap making, a video by photographer David Brooks, features 16th generation soapmaker Kerri Mixon and her small business making organic, vegan, and handmade natural soaps in San Diego, Califo...

BBC Life in the Undergrowth: Amazing Cicada Life Cycle

Amazing Cicada Life Cycle, presented (and bewitched) by the amazing Sir David Attenborough in this clip from the BBC’s Life in the Undergrowth. “Magicicada Brood II will make its ...