What Happens When You Microwave a CD

As a kid, my dad would always encourage me to try strange science experiments in order to pique my interest in the natural sciences. One day, he had purchased a new microwave, and was getting rid of the old one. He decided it would be fun to show me what happens to a...

Smart Power Strips

We’ve discussed vampire power at pretty great length; it is, in essence, the power your electronics use to do minor, mundane or altogether useless things when they’re not in use. Think of your microwave constantly displaying the time despite the fact you have a hyper...