NASA reveals why new World Cup 2014 ball is so much better than 2010's

Every four years there is a new World Cup ball and players have to adapt to its new behavior due to changes on its aerodynamic properties. Players hated the 2010 ball—Jabulani—for its unpredictable moves. Has the new 2014 ball—Brazuca—solved these problems? NASA has the answer. » 6/12/14 4:39pm 6/12/14 4:39pm

Ball FreshTech Auto Canner Review: Pack a Peck of Perfect Pickles

For as deliciously rewarding as canning your own fruits and vegetables can be, the actual canning process isn't all candied rainbows and Martha Stewart smiles; it involves a fair amount of hard work. But why should you do the heavy lifting when this new automated canning system from Ball can do it for you? » 11/26/13 3:40pm 11/26/13 3:40pm

The Basics of Home Canning and Pickling

Winter is coming and you'd better be prepared. The delectably sweet fruits and vegetables in season right now will be shriveled husks rotting in your crisper drawer by the time the snows come. That is, unless you preserve or pickle them. Here's how to put the fruits of your home garden's labors into delicious stasis. » 7/17/13 1:00pm 7/17/13 1:00pm

Hand-Cranked Machine Plays Catch with Itself

There's something that's oddly hypnotic about watching this hand-cranked machine slice, drop and catch these small spherical rare earth magnets one at a time. The little 5mm ball magnets start out as a connected string, and are continuously fed through the contraption in a loop. As the video goes on, you get to see… » 5/06/11 7:30am 5/06/11 7:30am