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Build your own singing Tesla coil

TinyTesla allows anyone to build a Tesla coil that shoots arcs of electricity and plays simple MIDI music files.

By July 21, 2014

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Would you eat a marshmallow zapped by a Tesla coil?

Weird science! Some California makers wanted to know if the sparks from a Tesla coil could roast marshmallows, so they built one to find out.

By June 13, 2014

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The fascinating story of the man who invented stereo (and pioneered TV and radar too)

Honoured at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Alan Dower Blumlein pioneered all kinds of technologies before his untimely death during a top-secret wartime mission.

By April 1, 2015

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Bare-bones binary watch requires a smart wearer

Telling time involves mental arithmetic with the open-source Binary Wristwatch, a gloriously geeky way to mark the hours.

By March 11, 2015

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This crazy kettle heats only the water you need

To cut down on electricity wastage from boiling too much water, the Miito uses induction technology to heat water right in the cup.

By February 10, 2015

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Pioneering audio designer Joseph Grado passes away

The Audiophiliac looks back on the long and distinguished career of this New York-based maker of speakers, turntables, headphones and more.

By February 7, 2015

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Hear the strange, surprising sounds of 3D printers and laser cutters

Artist Kyle Machulis records sounds hidden within Autodesk's modern industrial workshop in San Francisco, creating a jarring and oddly beautiful mechanical symphony.

By January 26, 2015

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Appliance Science: The hot physics of induction cooktops

How can an electric field cook your dinner? Through the science of induction. In our latest Appliance Science column, we look at how induction cooktops work.

By January 12, 2015

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Could this hypervelocity coil launch ships into space?

It looks like an enormous mosquito coil, but the Slingatron is designed to be a cheaper way to put bulk cargo into orbit.

By July 23, 2013

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Instead of a receiver, would a stereo integrated amplifier be a better alternative?

The Audiophiliac tests the NAD C 356BEE integrated amplifier.

By December 17, 2014