Articles - how does that work?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Clean rooms

Precision manufacturing demands environments that are free of unwanted particles and cleanrooms help make this possible

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HOW DOES THAT WORK - Body Scanners

Airport security has become increasingly sophisticated, from X-ray devices to 3D microwave images

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HOW DOES THAT WORK - HDTV

How television pictures evolved from blurry 240-line images to 8-megapixel Ultra-HD, digital cinema-quality

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Cardiac Implantable Devices

Implantable cardiac devices have increased in power and sophistication as microchips and batteries have grown smaller

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Touchscreens

A look at the different technologies that have led to a revolution in touchscreen applications and usage

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Pool sterilisation

An explanation of methods used to disinfect swimming pools

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HOW DOES THAT WORK - From Bar to QR

How we use machines to code, scan and capture increasingly complex optical data

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - 3D Vision

The evolution of 3D visuals from Victorian stereograms to holograms.

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How does that work? - Eddy-current braking

An explanation of the first principles behind a new braking system for high speed trains

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