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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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How Aerogels Work

This not-so-new material looks like a hologram and could play a valuable role in the future of insulation, electronics, oil spill cleanup and green energy. So why don't aerogels have the A-list name recognition they deserve?


How a Cold Heat Soldering Iron Works

 How a Cold Heat Soldering Iron Works

Cold Heat soldering irons are lightweight, portable and don't come with the potential for serious injury. Learn more about Cold Heat soldering. See more »

How Sword Making Works

How Sword Making Works

The centuries-old art of sword making involves incredibly intricate metal work, and it's still being practiced today. Get a rare glimpse into the creation of this ancient weaponry. See more »

How Iron and Steel Work

 How Iron and Steel Work

The refining of iron ore is one of the most historically significant achievements of all time. Find out how iron gets turned into steel and what it's used for. See more »