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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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Who invented the safety pin?

It holds together straps, serves as a makeshift button or body art and even dresses up nicely as a friendship pin. Who do we have to thank for this simple wire workhorse?


 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 »

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 »

How Crypton Super Fabrics Work

 How Crypton Super Fabrics Work

Crypton Super Fabric is specially designed for easy clean up and maintenance. Read more about Crypton Super Fabrics. See more »

How Pet Microchipping Works

 How Pet Microchipping Works

The pet microchip could save your lost pet's life. Find out how the pet microchip works and why pets receive the pet microchip. See more »

How Artificial Blood Works

 How Artificial Blood Works

Artificial blood carries oxygen in situations where a person's red blood cells can't do it on their own. Learn about artificial blood and how it is made. See more »