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How To: Calculate the optimal angle for a projectile

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps. With this four-part installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free math tutorials, you'll learn how to find the optimal angle at which to launch a projectile.

How To: Cook delicious lobster tails

Burhop's Seafood near Chicago, Illinois offers full instructions for preparing delicious, rich lobster tails for a gourmet dinner. In the video, the lobster tails that are being used have been shipped to the United States from Northern Australia, but the instructor ensures the viewers that one can buy lobster tails at the local store. For optimal color and flavor, Burhop's suggests preparing the lobster tails with a pat of butter as well as a small pinch of paprika. Using this technique, you ...

How To: Thaw meat and chicken safely

Looking for a fast way to thaw your meat without using the microwave? Thawing meat can be unhealthy if you do it without the proper care. Be safe! Here are two techniques that will give you great thawed meat that will be ready for dinner.

How To: Calibrate your jointer

You will to learn set up and calibrate your jointer for optimal woodworking and creating a clean and straight edge on a rough board to later use as a reference. You will also learn a system on how to set up your knives to achieve the perfect cut using a jig and how to select the best jig to work with.

How To: Prune fruit trees in the summer

These helpful instructions will help you trim back apple trees for optimal fruit growth and easy harvesting. Pruning trees is largely an intuitive process but it's important to direct air and light into the center of the tree for healthy, balanced growth. For step-by-step instructions on pruning your own fruit trees, take a look.

How To: Cool water for coffee

Scalding hot water will burn your coffee, like it burns you. Arno Holschuh shows one method for getting it down to the optimal temperature. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn a great way to cool water for coffee.

How To: Make a hula hoop

Cheap store bought hula hoops might not be optimal for doing tricks with. Plastic tubing, couplers, a saw, and a sander are all you need to make your own hula hoop. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a hula hoop.

How To: Speed knit with the world's fastest knitter

Learn how to increase your knitting speed with Miriam Tegels, the World's Fastest Knitter. She can stitch 118 stitches in one minute; a record that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. Miriam Tegel's knitting secret is keeping all movements to a minimum. Use size 8 knitting needles and DK weight yarn for optimal performance. After casting on sixty stitches, see how many stitches you can knit in three minutes. Good luck!

How To: Make coconut milk kefir

In this video, you'll be learning how to make coconut milk kefir, which is a fermented beverage that's thought to be great for your health. Although using fresh, young coconuts is optimal, you can also use storebought coconut to prepare your kefir.

How To: Cut hard cheese

This cheese cutting tip is for optimal enjoyment and minimal crumb. Avoid massive hacking; slice the cheese up like a pro for your guests. Watch this how to video to learn how to cut hard cheese.

How To: Make a fig-stuffed pork loin with Mark Bittman

In order to get your "five a day," or five a day of fruits and vegetables, you should incorporate these foods into everything you make to eat. So for instance, adding a cup of spinach into your turkey and swiss sandwich is one serving of vegetables that you won't even notice, while this recipe, which incorporates figs, gives you yet another serving.

How To: Use a machete safely

This short safety guide Colhane gives you several tips to use a machete safely without harming your self or others. These tips are not only limited to machetes but can be applied to the general use of all large knives. The first rule is always cut away from your body as shown in the video the consequences of not following this rule can be deadly. The next tip gives you the optimal angle to cut through trees and other foliage. He also gives several tips on how to create a trail and follow it i...

How To: Grill pork tenderloin & baby back ribs with Lowe's

Grilling baby back ribs to perfection has just been introduced with this Step by Step Project from Lowe's. Here you'll find the web address for some printable ideas and tips for grilling. You'll also get easy and great recommendations for cooking pork on the grill. Need to know how to arrange the charcoal on the grate for optimal cooking? Do you know what the internal temperature should be when grilling baby back ribs? The answers are in this short video. Happy grilling!

How To: Clean a 2 cycle engine carburetor from a Ryobi trimmer

If you own a Ryobi trimmer and wish to perform some regular maintenance work on it, you may want to check out this next video. In the tutorial, you find out how to clean a 2 cycle engine carburetor from the Ryobi trimmer using some simple pieces. It's not too difficult to do and can be really handy when you want to make sure your machine is working at optimal capability. So check out the video above, pay attention, be careful, and enjoy!

How To: Use high-quality video compression in iMovie HD

In this how-to video, you will learn how to compress iMovie files into QuickTime files to make them look really good on YouTube. First, open iMovie. Click Share and click Share again. Go to Expert Settings and click on Share. Click on Options and go to Settings. Change it to h264, current frames per second, and every. Restrict should be set at 5000. Optimize it for DVD and change encoding to best quality. Change the size to NTSC 720X486. Check de-interlace video and hit okay. Change the sound...

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