How Antimatter Spacecraft Will Work - Antimatter has the ability to store incredible amounts of energy in a very small space! See how it will work!
How Batteries Work - Batteries are all over the place -- in our cars, our PCs, our cell phones... Find out all about batteries, from the basic concept at work to the actual chemistry going on inside!
How California's Power Crisis Works - Another series of rolling blackouts are hitting California. Learn why this is happening and how it affects you.
How Capacitors Work - The capacitor plays a crucial role in electronics -- it stores electrons for when they're needed most. Find out about this basic electrical component.
How Circuit Breakers Work - A circuit breaker is critical to any home wiring system. Without it, the risk of fire would skyrocket. Learn how a circuit breaker keeps your home's electricity in check.
How Diesel Locomotives Work - All aboard! Giant machines like these are just full of technological treats! Explore a hybrid-diesel locomotive -- from engine to engineer controls!
How Electric Cars Work - Electric vehicles, especially EVs powered by fuel cells, will replace gasoline-powered cars over the next decade or two. Find out how today's electric cars work!
How Electromagnetic Propulsion Will Work - Could magnets get a spacecraft to Mars? As researchers look to nix weighty propellants, explore the idea of electromagnetic propulsion!
How Emergency Power Systems Work - Most of us are entirely dependent on electricity. Learn about the generators and inverters that can put an end to home power failures.
How Fuel Cells Work - Fuel cells have been all over the news lately as they come closer to reality in automobiles and homes. Learn how fuel cells work and how efficient they really are!
How Fuel Processors Work - Hydrogen gas is hard to store, so fuel processors are crucial to most commercial fuel cells. Learn how fuel processors supply the hydrogen and how efficient they really are.
How Gasoline Works - Without gasoline, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. The U.S. alone consumes about 130 billion gallons of gasoline per year. Learn all about this vital fluid.
How Hybrid Cars Work - Hybrid cars offer great mileage and lower emissions. Learn the secrets behind these amazing vehicles and examine two real-world examples!
How Hydropower Plants Work More than 1 billion people get their electricity from hydropower plants. Find out how flowing water gets turned into electrical current!
How Inductors Work - An inductor is little more than a coil of wire. Sound simple? Well, it is -- but that coil of wire can do some pretty cool things! Learn all about inductors!
How Light Works - Light is so common that we don't even think about it, but it is essential for vision and it is the energy source that keeps planet Earth alive -- learn how light works and how photons are generated!
How Nuclear Power Works - Nuclear power plants produce a sizeable percentage of the world's electricity, but they also create a great deal of controversy. Learn how nuclear power plants work!
How Nuclear Radiation Works - Nuclear radiation can be extremely beneficial or extremely harmful -- it all depends on how it's used. Learn what nuclear radiation is all about.
How Oil Drilling Works - Black gold. Texas tea. Whatever you call it, oil is a valuable commodity. Finding and extracting it is a fascinating process. Dig deep into modern oil exploration and drilling.
How Oil Refining Works - Oil refineries turn out to be absolutely essential to modern society. Learn how they turn crude oil into everything from butane to gasoline!
How Oscillators Work - You might be surprised to learn how many devices use oscillators -- computers, radios and stun guns are just a few. Learn all about electronic oscillators.
How PC Power Supplies Work - A PC power supply provides all of the different voltages a computer needs to function. Learn how a power supply works!
How Power Distribution Grids Work - The next time you see power lines, you will know how they work!
How Power Paper Will Work - Ever heard of a paper-thin battery? Power Paper could revolutionize tiny electronics -- by making them tinier!
How Solar Cells Work - Solar cells use sunlight to produce electricity. But what happens on a cloudy day? Learn all about solar cells and what it would take to power your entire house with solar energy.
How Solar Yard Lights Work - If you've ever thought about lighting your yard or walkway, solar is the easiest way to go -- no wires! Learn how solar yard lights gather power during the day so they light up at night.
How Surge Protectors Work - Can surge protectors protect your computer and home entertainment system from voltage surges? Find out how they work and what you should look for when buying!
How the Hydrogen Economy Works - Fossil fuels bring problems ranging from oil spills to global warming. Hydrogen is one possible solution. Learn about the benefits of and hurdles facing the hydrogen economy.
How the Sun Works - The sun is one of those things we take for granted, but life would be impossible without it! Learn all about it!
Inside a Power-Cube Transformer - We take apart one of those "power cube" transformers you find all around the house!