Aluminum Foil Hacks

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Aluminum foil isn’t just for wrapping up your leftovers! Take a look at the list below for a few innovative hacks:

Make brown sugar softer

Have you found yourself baking your favourite cookies and then reaching for the brown sugar only to find that it’s hardened? Wrap a chunk of brown sugar in aluminum and bake it in the oven for 5 minutes at 300F

Move furniture around without damaging your floors

Put aluminum foil underneath the legs of your furniture and then slide it to where you want it to be. This will protect your floors from scratches and prevent you from spending money on protective pads.

Make a custom-sized cake pan

If you don’t have the right size cake pan that a recipe calls for, fear not! Use a thicker foil to create the desired shape.

Prevent cuttings from tangling as they grow

Cover cuttings with a sheet of foil. Poke a few holes, and you cuttings will grow untangled.

Scare the birds off

Hang pieces of aluminum foil from a tree or garden. Birds are often scared of shiny materials.

Iron Cleanup

Here’s something we’re sure you haven’t done in a while—if ever! To clean the plate, place the iron on high over a sheet of foil with salt on top of it. The abrasive nature of the salt will clean up any dirt on the plate of your iron.

Source: http://www.aaluminum.com/anodized-aluminum-blog/276-aluminum-foil-hacks.html

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The Aluminum Room from Disney that Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

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Believe it or not, researchers have actually developed a way to charge your device by simply walking into a room. Known as The Aluminum Room, the project was funded by Disney Research and it has yielded some rather compelling results thus far.

It sounds simple enough. Electromagnetic signals will charge compatible devices through a copper pole that will radiate from the center of the room. An aluminum wall is capable of keeping a charge of up to 1900 watts safely within its perimeters. Researchers worked to determine how much a human being could safely take and they quickly discovered that it wasn’t very much at all. Soon after this project was started, researchers realized that human beings couldn’t get within two feet of the pole.

A coil receiver attached along the bottom of the phone will be necessary for capturing charges. Researchers received further information by discovering that they could scatter as many as ten devices all through the room, with each device receiving power from any position or orientation. One could easily imagine this concept working well with other devices.

Source: http://www.aaluminum.com/anodized-aluminum-blog/275-the-aluminum-room-from-disney-that-wirelessly-charges-your-phone.html

Artwork or Aluminum Speaker?

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There is no question that when it comes to the latest variation to Soundwall, there are at least a couple of features that are well worth getting excited about. A Soundwall can function on a couple of different levels. It can work as an aluminum artwork playing music, or as a flat panel speaker that’s been disguised as paintings. The newest version is known as Nova, and it has some elements that take the core concept of Soundwall to the next level. It is even more interactive than before.

This touch-enabled artwork piece can now utilize both music and lights to create something that engages the viewer on a number of levels. The Magic Touch feature now allows for playing, pausing, or skipping songs that will be streamed to the device from your phone’s Bluetooth — simply with the touch of your hand. That’s impressive but the same can be said for the all-new Mood Lights feature. You can now manipulate lighting to create an even deeper impact. Using the Soundwall app, you will be able to control everything with ease.

Currently, you can purchase one of these speakers for around nine hundred dollars. Choose amongst 150 designs, or upload your own.

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