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    Outdoor WoodBurner = Indoor Heat suggestions?

    ok so I'm in a private rented property in the uk, been here years and don't plan on moving out any time soon, however in the winter ive been finding its ridiculous trying to heat the 1 room in the house that me and my partner spend so much time ... the living room (lounge to some people), its...
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    Focal length of magnifying glass for VR?

    Hi the standard focal distance seems to be 45mm for vr headsets such as google cardboard. In other words theres a pair of convex lenses in front of your eyes with the screen being 45mm away from the lenses ... im not sure why you cant use different lenses to reduce the focal distance to the...
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    Powering small LEDs over Cat5?

    Ok so ive been trying to power a few small lights in my shed and ive read on a few sites about PoE (power over ethernet). i just wondered or has anyone had experience with it? what kind of current/voltage is the cable capable of etc im guessing its not just as simple of wiring 2 of the 8 wires...
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    Fastest Single Core CPU 2012?

    is there still single core cpus still in production?, before people start saying use multicore etc ive already explored this and the reason behind my unusual question is that im trying to run an old game server on my pc, however it will not run on multi core systems the usual solution which i...
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    Automotive Electric go kart conversion. battery question?

    electric go kart conversion. battery question!? hi no idea if ive posted this in the right section, but i apologise now if it is, ive decided to do some tinkering with my retired kart basically im pulling out the honda gx160 engine from my Honda pro kart and want to fit it with a "36v 800watt...
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    PPE requirements information

    hi i seem to be finding it difficult to understand the legal terminology and understand what im actually reading, i work in an industry that requires me to wear ear protection, protective footwear and eye protection. The Ear protection is provided and meets all Health and safety criteria...
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    Streaming your video library online

    hi well its pretty much what the title says, ive been using Tversity for all my media server needs, ie transcoding and streaming videos to my xbox 360 and to my partners laptop over the home network, now what i was wondering was can i do similar but over the internet, now tversity doesnt support...
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    Strange laptop smoke

    strange laptop smoke :( Ive got an acer aspire 5536 laptop never had a problem with it, a couple of days ago my partner turned the laptop on and saw smoke coming from where the charger was plugged in so she unplugged it turned it off and shouted me, so i plug the charger back in and the power...
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    Anyone clued up on there employment law?

    i work for an aluminium window firm, and recently had to goto a building site to correct a fault with a window our company had supplied to a building firm, while there i fell down a whole which was covered with a rubber bin lid and wasnt marked or secured, and i injured my foot and ankle. after...
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    Proxima centauri main sequence duration

    erm just a quick question, as i read something that didnt quite make sense to me anyway, our sun will stay in its current form for about another 5 billion years before inflating into a red giant, now i was just browsing wikipedia reading up about various things, and was reading the article about...
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    Passively cooled PSU?

    passively cooled PSU!? hi in your searching of the net have you ever come across a passively cooled PSU? if so let me know please :P hehe, ive just built a media PC purely from glass, looks nifty especially with my 4" cathodes however when you do turn the lights on its horrible coz the PSU...
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    Melting arctic ice = NMP movement increase?

    i was just reading an article i got linked to from google, about the North magnetic poles location is moving towards siberia currently at about 45k per year, which has increased over the past 100 years from around 15k per year, it was explained that it was possibly caused by density variations...
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    Car Radio Unlocking >.<

    hi this has been buggin my for a few days now, ive got a T Reg Vauxhall Vectra Diesel, a few days ago my battery went completely kapput so sorted that problem out, got in the car and noticed that my CD player is now asking for an unlock code >.<, i went to my local garage and they want £25 just...
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    Heating my childs bedroom

    lil question for anyone who may have any suggestions, im livin in a house at the moment with my partner and 13 month old daughter, the house is single glazed and is poorly insulated, now winters just around the corner and if last year is anything to go by, then were in for a cold one again, now...
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    Calculating Magnetic field dimensions

    simple question which probably has a complex answer, if given the dimensions and composition or a permanent magnet ie if the magnet is a cube 10mm x 10mm N35 Neodymium where would one find the equation to calculate the range at which the magnet extended
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    Electrical Permanent / Electromagnet DIY Query

    To make your own electromagnet simply use an iron nail wrap some copper wiring around it and tape it to a battery fair enough, the current passing through the wire causes a magnetic field... My question is one of annoyance because my boss wont let me try it with the 100mm Neodymium magnets we...
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    Magnectic field and electrical interaction

    simple question from a beginner to physics, in wikipedia it states that a magnetic field can be detected by its affects on a moving electrical charge, but does "not" go onto say how an electrical charge is affected by magnetic fields, is the current weakened/distorted or am i swinging in the...
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