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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 Stethoscopes Work

Stethoscopes started as a way for 19th-century doctors to put some distance between themselves and grubby patients. Today though, this simple listening tool is one of the best ways to diagnose a range of problems.


Quiz: Are you an expert at springing forward and falling back?

Quiz: Are you an expert at springing forward and falling back?

Daylight saving time is a ritual performed each spring. Test your knowledge of daylight saving time with this quiz. See more »

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 »

The Stuff of Genius Fan Quiz

The Stuff of Genius Fan Quiz

Stuff of Genius fans, here's your chance to show how big of a fan you are! Test your memory of episodes from the Stuff of Genius podcast in this quiz. 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 »