Warrant or No, Cops Can Use Aluminum Foil To Block Smartphone Wiping

The legal debate over whether police need a warrant to search a suspect's cellphone is more than just raging on — it's headed to the Supreme Court. But even if the nation's highest court decides a warrant is needed, the authorities could still block you from remote-wiping your phone while they wait for the legal OK to… » 8/28/13 12:10pm 8/28/13 12:10pm

6 Clever Tricks You Can Do with Aluminum Foil

As a kid, I've always been amazed at the shininess and flimsiness of aluminum foil. It was always so, like, technological! And it was always around! But if you wanted to do more with aluminum foil, try out these six tricks. You can make a AAA battery become a AA battery. You could quicken up your ironing time by… » 4/25/13 10:00pm 4/25/13 10:00pm

Test Yourself for Acute Pancreatitis with Foil and Jell-O

Testing for acute pancreatitis can take a while, which can be problematic. Brian Zaccheo, a student from the University of Texas, knows this. That's why he created this crazy sensor for under a buck—from aluminum foil, gelatin, milk protein, and a cheap LED light—that spots the condition in less than an hour. » 4/27/11 1:20am 4/27/11 1:20am