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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Many items enjoyed by people of all abilities were originally designed to help people with disabilities. Here are some inventions you may use every day that were originally for the disabled community.
By Alia Hoyt
Researchers are constantly developing fabrics that can help keep you cool, whether you're working out or trying to get a good night's sleep. But how do they work, and which are the best ones?
The app aims to make the school cafeteria a kinder and more welcoming place for all students. But will it work?
Paper airplanes are much more than child's play.
As if it weren't enough for the robots to steal human jobs, the era of autonomous furniture is apparently upon us.
Ever wonder what's happening as your hair changes color? Permanent hair dyes physically and chemically change each hair, whether it's mermaid blue or bleach blonde.
Sure, you've heard about the benefits of standing desks. But what about a "smart desk" that decides when you stand or sit?
By Chris Opfer
You can find porta-potties at festivals, construction sites and concerts across the planet – but how do they work? Get a closer (non-messy) look here.