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Explore how the use of natural and manmade materials further technology. Read articles on subjects such as nanotechnology, iron steel and reverse osmosis.

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Can nanoscopic machines manipulate atoms?

Engineers have gotten good at making very small things. We're already talking about building at the nanoscopic scale. Is it possible to build tiny machines that can move even tinier atoms?


How Brazing Works

 How Brazing Works

HowStuffWorks looks at brazing to see how it works and why someone might choose the technique over welding. Read more about brazing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Crazy Uses for Completely Frictionless Surfaces

 10 Crazy Uses for Completely Frictionless Surfaces

What could we use a completely frictionless surface for? Lots of things. Learn about 10 uses for completely frictionless surfaces. See more »

Really Rad Reverse Osmosis Quiz

 Really Rad Reverse Osmosis Quiz

Reverse osmosis is a process that can be used to separate two substances. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of reverse osmosis and how we use it. See more »

 What is glass ionomer cement?

Glass ionomer cement is a kind of cement used in restorative dentistry. Learn what glass ionomer cement is in this article. See more »

How Kinesio Tape Works

 How Kinesio Tape Works

Kinesio tape helps protect and treat athletes' muscles. Learn how kinesio tape works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Sticky Business: The Kinesiology Tape Quiz

 Sticky Business: The Kinesiology Tape Quiz

Kinesiology tape is revolutionizing the world of sports injury treatment and prevention. Test your knowledge of kinesiology tape with this quiz. See more »

How Dyneema Works

 How Dyneema Works

Dyneema is trademarked as the world's strongest fiber. Find out how the high-strength synthetic material Dyneema works. See more »

The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz

 The Ultimate Dyneema Quiz

Dyneema is trademarked as the world's strongest fiber and is used for a wide variety of applications. Test your knowledge with the ultimate Dyneema quiz! See more »

How Ultrasonic Welding Works

 How Ultrasonic Welding Works

Ultrasonic welding uses high pitched sounds to bond materials together. Learn how ultrasonic welding works. See more »

The Ultimate Ultrasonic Welding Quiz

 The Ultimate Ultrasonic Welding Quiz

Ultrasonic welding uses high pitched sounds to bond materials together. Test your knowledge with the ultimate ultrasonic welding quiz. See more »