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Have you ever wondered how black lights, or mirrors work? This collection of articles will explain the workings of some of the most common inventions and innovations you come into contact with everyday.

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How Elastic Works

It holds your Skivvies up, secures your ponytail and generally keeps athletes, rock stars and the general public outfitted in stretchy comfort. Ready to learn about the elastic fantastic?


How Daylight Saving Time Works

 How Daylight Saving Time Works

Daylight saving time helps us pack an extra hour of sunshine into our day. Learn about daylight saving time at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Make a Battery Powered Light Bulb

Do you know how to make a battery powered light bulb? Find out how to make a battery powered light bulb in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Make a Potato Powered Light Bulb

Do you know how to make a potato powered light bulb? Find out how to make a potato powered light bulb in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Make a Solar Water Heater Using a Soda Can

Do you know how to make a solar water heater using a can? Find out how to make a solar water heater using a can in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Make a Barometer

Do you know how to make a barometer? Find out how to make a barometer in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Cornucopia's Digital Gastronomy Works

 How Cornucopia's Digital Gastronomy Works

Cornucopia's Digital Gastronomy is the brainchild of two designers, Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran. Learn about Cornucopia's Digital Gastronomy. See more »

How Lab-grown Skin Works

 How Lab-grown Skin Works

Lab-grown skin can improve the survival odds of someone with a serious third-degree burn. See how lab-grown skin is made and how it works. See more »

How  Mirrors Work

 How Mirrors Work

Mirrors are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about mirrors. See more »

Tinnovation Pictures

 Tinnovation Pictures

Tinnovation pictures showing you some of the amazing creations made from Altoids tins. Check out these tinnovation pictures. See more »

How Solar-powered Sunglasses Work

 How Solar-powered Sunglasses Work

Solar-powered sunglasses could provide a new way to generate electricity. Learn about the workings of solar-powered sunglasses. See more »