When Nike released its self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers last year, people went crazy for them, even with their outrageous $720 price tag. But does anyone actually understand how they work?
Electromechanical vibrators actually have a long history—consumer versions have been around for more than 100 years. But how do they actually work? To find out, we did a teardown on a nice cheap vibe: the Platinum Edition Butterfly Kiss from California Exotics Novelties, pictured here in all its garish pink glory.
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.
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:
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!]