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​Appliance Science Experiments: Mapping your microwave hot spots

Do you want to know how good your microwave is? You can see how many hot spots it has with a few bits of buttered bread, and you can measure the speed of light at the same time. Appliance Science looks at mapping your microwave.

By May 6, 2015


Headphone buyers: Here's what you need to know about low- vs. high-impedance models

The Audiophiliac compares low- and high-impedance headphones and explains how they work.

By September 12, 2015


Appliance Science: The tasty physics of microwave ovens

How does a microwave oven heat without heat? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science, which delves into the physics of microwave ovens.

By December 1, 2014


Charge all your devices at once, using infrared light (hands-on)

New tech will charge multiple devices in a room, via transmitters that will one day hide in your light fixtures.

By March 10, 2015


The little Schiit headphone amp makes a big sound

The Audiophiliac checks out Schiit's totally tube, made-in-the-US headphone amplifier. It's really good!

By September 27, 2014


Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time

A team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain human communication using non-invasive technologies across a distance of 5,000 miles.

By September 3, 2014


Skycorp will try to awaken NASA's 1978 sleeping satellite

NASA signs a first-of-its-kind deal to let citizen scientists try to reactivate a long-retired spacecraft that's passing Earth this summer.

By May 22, 2014


Wireless phone charging: Coming to a dashboard near you

The first Qi and Powermat wireless phone chargers are arriving in automobiles as options. How does charging work and why should you care?

By April 8, 2014


What are they drinking? Text message sent using...vodka

Using $100 worth of off-the-shelf electronics and sprays of alcohol, scientists sent the message 'O, Canada' a few meters across open space before it was decoded by a receiver.

By December 20, 2013


Teleportation just got easier – but not for you, unfortunately

Thanks to two studies published in Nature last Thursday, the chance of successful teleportation has considerably increased. Which is a good thing, right?

By August 19, 2013