Just recently I’ve seen an article that requires skills in different domains and it’s harder to approach – not exactly a weekend project. Make Magazine released a thorough article that covers how to make a Nuclear Fusor. Yeah even the name is cool, and I can’t really explain what it does. It’s basically an attempt […]Read more "Nuclear Fusor: Mad scientist stuff"
Well this is quite impressive: using just a laser and a drop of water you can project the microscopic world on a wall. That’s right, you can see bacteria and other small creatures moving through the water molecules.Read more "Laser+Syringe=> Microscope"
This really cool video shows us how to calculate the energy received from the sun using a simple device.Read more "Experiment: The energy from the sun"
Hydrogen Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant chemical element, constituting roughly 75 % of the Universe’s elemental mass. Stars in the main sequence are mainly composed of hydrogen in its plasma state. Naturally occurring elemental hydrogen is relatively rare on Earth. Hydrogen gas (now known to be H2) was first artificially produced in the early 16th century, via the […]Read more "Methods of obtaining Hydrogen"
A couple of days ago I remembered a show I saw on Discovery or National Geographic. I think it was a year ago…( I just remember things sometimes out of boredom, not that I do something that requires me to remember things…) Anyway, it was about an interesting experiment related to the phytoplankton.Before you ask […]Read more "The Phytoplankton Experiment: A climate saver"
While sometimes I consider myself doing some dangerous experiments, and I admit that I thought of some weird experiments sometimes, there’s much to discover. I’ve stumbled upon a top 10 of the wackiest experiments. Well, I don’t believe in these tops, but they sure are wacky! 1) Elephants on Acid A curiosity-led experiment from the […]Read more "Sick experiments"
Recently I discovered a method of producing Hydrogen, using a faster method than electrolysis. This is the reaction: 2Al+2NaOH+6H2O=>2NaAl(OH)4+3H2 I described it in the previous post. Today I filmed it. So here’s how to make hydrogen from NaOH, aluminum and water. Watch it HD on youtube. The video is actually only 3 minutes long! I left […]Read more "Hydrogen making, the exothermic way! :)"
Yesterday I discovered a faster, simpler way of producing hydrogen without all that electrolysis hustle. I hope I can get my hands on some NaOH tomorrow, because NaOH+H2O+Al=> lots of heat and H2 and other substances that are hard to write(something like NaAl(OH) but I may be wrong). I just put them in a bottle, […]Read more "Dangerous Hydrogen Making Experiment"