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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.


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 »

How Breast Implants Work

How Breast Implants Work

Breast implants are becoming a popular high school graduation present for parents in the U.S. to give their teens. Learn all about breast implants and the surgical process of augmentation. See more »

How Tooth Whitening Works

How Tooth Whitening Works

In the past few years, tooth-whitening has exploded as the physical upgrade of choice. Unlike nose jobs and chin tucks, just about anybody can afford to try this at home. Does it really work? Find out! See more »

How Black Lights Work

How Black Lights Work

Black lights cause everyday objects to glow in the dark. Learn how black lights work and about uses for different types of black lights. See more »

How Zippers Work

How Zippers Work

Better than buttons? Maybe. Less time-consuming than laces? Definitely. As far as fastening mechanisms go, the zipper is a work of art. Learn exactly what makes up a zipper and how it all fits together so perfectly. See more »

How Instant Film Works

How Instant Film Works

Before digital cameras, you needed instant film to get instant pictures. With instant-film photography, you can watch the image slowly come together in a matter of minutes. While it seems like magic, the process relies on elements of science. Find out how instant cameras give you the image in a snap. See more »