Insulating Foam Made From Wood Makes Your Log Cabin Warm and Authentic

Not only is styrofoam great for all your packing needs, it also makes for an incredibly effective and lightweight insulator. It's just too bad the chemicals and processes needed to make it aren't as earth-friendly as they could be. So researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have successfully created an alternative… » 3/20/14 4:40pm 3/20/14 4:40pm

Can This Insulated Pillow Sack Really Replace a Slow Cooker?

Second only to the microwave as the appliance lazy chefs rely on most, the slow cooker is the easiest way to prepare a meal when you really don't want to pay attention to the process. But the Wonderbag promises to further improve the joy of slow cooking by not requiring a power source to finish off a meal. What… » 4/15/13 2:20pm 4/15/13 2:20pm

Homemade Experiments with Aerogel, the World's Lightest Solid

Jason Wells got to toy around with a few blocks of Aerogel, the fantastically light ( and fantastically expensive » 8/26/08 8:10pm 8/26/08 8:10pm) material made famous by its use as insulation in NASA spacecraft like the Mars Rover. Using just everyday materials from his house, he managed to test the futuristic product's strength, optical…