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How Van de Graaff Generators Work

Were these things invented to make your hair stand on end? Find out how Van de Graaff generators create static electricity and why they were invented in the first place.


How Ramjets Work

 How Ramjets Work

Ramjets enable aircraft to whip through the air at incredible speeds. Learn more about ramjets at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Hyperloop Works

 How the Hyperloop Works

The Hyperloop could replace bullet trains and revolutionize transportation just as the train, plane and automobile did. Read more about the Hyperloop. See more »

8 Benefits of High-speed Trains

 8 Benefits of High-speed Trains

How much do you know about high-speed trains? Keep reading to discover 8 Benefits of High-speed Trains. See more »

How does public transportation help the environment?

 How does public transportation help the environment?

How does public transportation help the environment? Keep reading to learn about public transportation and how it affects the environment. See more »

How Cement Mixers Work

 How Cement Mixers Work

How do cement mixer trucks keep their cargo from hardening while they drive? Read about cement mixers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Steam Shovels Work

 How Steam Shovels Work

Steam shovels were large excavating machines powered by steam. Learn about the technology behind steam shovels. See more »

How Forklifts Work

 How Forklifts Work

Forklifts are a necessary tool in most warehouses, shipping depots and manufacturing facilities. Learn how forklifts work. See more »

Does private transport have a future?

 Does private transport have a future?

Private transport is a concept that has been featured in science-fiction movies. Learn about private transport in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Oil Tankers Work

 How Oil Tankers Work

Oil tankers are large ships that transport oil all over the world. Learn about oil tankers in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Trains Work

 How Trains Work

Trains act as a major form of transportation worldwide. Learn how trains evolved from horse-drawn carts to the high-speed sleek railways of today. See more »