The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
In the above gif you can see that the face material of a dartboard looks a whole lot like horsehair. And plenty of people will insist that high-quality dartboards are made with horse or camel hair, but it simply isn’t true. What’s really in a dartboard is called sisal, and it’s more closely related to tequila than the…
Some digital projectors can produce 281 trillion shades of color. That’s approximately 40 thousands colors for each and every person on Earth. What makes them work is theoretically simple, but the technological feat requires extreme precision in practice.
Unless being covered in impossible-to-clean metal shavings is your idea of a good time, leave this experiment to the professionals.
Even the most basic yo-yo tricks depend on the toy’s ability to keep on spinning. But why does it spin so fast for so long?
If you've been paying attention, you know that insides of golf balls are unexpectedly beautiful—like psychedelic bullseyes or surreal alien planets. But what is all that colorful stuff made of ? As this video from Wired shows, golf ball is a serious piece of technology crammed into a mere 1.62 ounces.
I love hearing the hidden genealogy of some of our favorite products (HTC is making the Treo 670, Lenovo and IBM, etc.). The Mac Mini is no exception. PC Pro has dissected the motherboard and figured out that it was probably manufactured by Foxconn and that the Mini probably cost about $300 to build, not including…