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Complex Stuff Explained in Simple Animations

Mechanisms are used to convert between one type of motion and another. Any machine can be looked on as a group of interconnected mechanisms which convert one type of motion to a variety of other motions. These changes may be to convert rotary motion to straight line motion or to convert reciprocal (back and forth)

Video: How Plastic Banknotes Are Made

There are more than three billion polymer notes in use in more than 22 countries. For hundreds of years, banknotes have been made from rag-based paper. However, the increase in counterfeiting techniques, such as colour photocopiers and scanners, has meant that paper may not be the best material for making currency. CSIRO and Note Printing

Apple Blocks App that Warns Users of Radiation Levels

The inexpensive application for the iPhone tells owners when radiation levels have inched up too high and provides advice on how to counter the potentially damaging effects of phone radiation.

How It’s Made – Rolls Royce Phantom

Rolls Royce Motor Cars are manufactured via a “bespoke” process on a mechanized and computerized assembly line, but most of this process of putting the components together are done by hand. A RR engine is put together usually by one person and by hand.

Retinal Implant Helps Blind Man See Again

This story sounds like it is taken out of a science fiction novel but news reports around the world say that Mr. Peter Lane, 51, from Stretford, has his lost sight partially restored using a new device under development by California-based Second Sight Medical Products Inc.

First Commercial Explosive-Detection Device Developed

We’ve all seen how fashion frequently goes full circle and brings back designs our grandparents wore, but we would never have guessed the same for dowsing.