Articles - how does that work?
A total of 26 items listed.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - RFID
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has been around since the 1970s. The first RFID tags were used to track large items, such as livestock and airline luggage.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Black boxes (From a suggestion by Richard Walder)
Black boxes have been mandatory in airliners since the 1960s when wire recorders were used, followed by magnetic tape, and now solid state hard drives.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Plastic Pounds
Polymer notes are already valid currency in more than 20 countries, following Australia’s pioneering development and introduction of them in the 1980s.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Clean rooms
Precision manufacturing demands environments that are free of unwanted particles and cleanrooms help make this possible
HOW DOES THAT WORK - Body Scanners
Airport security has become increasingly sophisticated, from X-ray devices to 3D microwave images
HOW DOES THAT WORK - HDTV
How television pictures evolved from blurry 240-line images to 8-megapixel Ultra-HD, digital cinema-quality
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Cardiac Implantable Devices
Implantable cardiac devices have increased in power and sophistication as microchips and batteries have grown smaller
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Touchscreens
A look at the different technologies that have led to a revolution in touchscreen applications and usage
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Pool sterilisation
An explanation of methods used to disinfect swimming pools
HOW DOES THAT WORK - From Bar to QR
How we use machines to code, scan and capture increasingly complex optical data
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - 3D Vision
The evolution of 3D visuals from Victorian stereograms to holograms.
How does that work? - Eddy-current braking
An explanation of the first principles behind a new braking system for high speed trains