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Have you split the atom in your kitchen? Made your own fireworks? Fired a bacon rocket through your window?
We love home science experiments - tell us about your best, preferably with instructions.

Extra points for lost eyebrows / nasal hair / limbs

(, Thu 9 Aug 2012, 17:25)
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Maxwell's Fishpond
makes ripples in water stop spreading out and refocusses them. Always. Wherever they start.

I made the first prototype at home using a circular chocolate box, some borrowed plasticine (thanks, haberkids!), and printed cutouts as guides for depth. Astoundingly, given how crude it was, it mostly worked.

See a description and a discussion of a proper version here: Intro with links to paper & video ...

Edit: apologies for the lack of explosions and/or poisonous chemicals.
(, Tue 14 Aug 2012, 22:51, Reply)

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