Neat cutaway video shows how an iconic shotgun works on the inside 

If you watched The Godfather, Transformers, or Dirty Harry, you've already seen the iconic Winchester Model 12 in action—and probably imitated the pump-action gesture to reload it. Watch this guy make a cutaway version of the popular shotgun to expose its guts and show how the shooting mechanism actually works. » 3/18/15 11:00am 3/18/15 11:00am

A gun silencer cut in half looks really weird inside

I have always wondered about two things since I was a kid and saw James Bond screwing a silencer into his gun: How the hell does a silencer look inside and how does it work? The picture above answers the first question and this animated infographic by SilencerCo, the second: » 3/03/15 9:57am 3/03/15 9:57am

How Incandescent Lightbulbs Really Work?

While you probably know the basics, perhaps you don't really know exactly how the magic of incandescent lightbulbs happens. This video does an excellent job at explaining the true complexity of this extremely simple device. [Thanks Karl!] » 6/24/11 3:00pm 6/24/11 3:00pm

How Optical Image Stabilization Lenses Work (Jiggle, Jiggle)

Ever wondered what's going on inside lenses that are all "we optically stabilize yer blurry images, biyatch" and make you pay extra? A lot of movin' and groovin', as this Canon lens cutaway reveals. » 3/03/09 4:40pm 3/03/09 4:40pm