19 Awesome Explanations Of How Everyday Machines Work

We take a lot of the simple things in life for granted. When we should be chalking up how simple technologies work to science or mechanical doodads or scientific mechanical doodads, we just say it's all magic so we don't have to bother learning that shit.

Well we're here to help you philistines out with some pretty pictures of the pretty cool functions that go down when everyday technology is at work. You're welcome.

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HOW DO POWER DOOR LOCKS IN CARS WORK? CRAu Inside your car door, rods connect the power door lock actuator (pictured right) to the latch and knob that

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MECHANICAL WRISTWATCHES USE NO BATTERIES TO POWER THE HANDS OF THE WATCH, SO HOW DO THEY ACTUALLY WORK? IT'S SIMPLE, BY USING A WOUND SPRING AS THE SO

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HOW DO SLUSH MACHINES WORK? SUGAR MOLECULES SLIDE BETWEEN EVAPORATOR COILS ABSORB HEAT FROM THE WATER MOLECULES TO PREVENT THE SLUSH CONCOCTION. TURNI

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Wonder how a circuit breaker protects you or your electric appliances? Well, it doesn't as it's designed to only protect the wiring. 5000 mA. 5000 mA

19 Awesome Explanations Of How Everyday Machines Work

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Ever wonder how water towers work, even when there's no electricity to power the water pumps? The water company uses an ingenious technology that is k

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How does smoke make the alarm go off? There's little a laser inside the unit which beams onto a detector. When smoke gets inside and disrupts the beam

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Technically, you can't make cold... A fridge is actually removing heat, then pumping it out the back. It does this using physics trickery on a refri

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Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Aside from the normal music and audio input, these headphones have a built-in microphone to pick up any background

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IT A B C D A Pythagorean cup has a specially designed cross-section that, when you fill the cup too much, creates siphon difference a thru in pressure

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CRACKEDCON Every passing second, 1500 your mouse takes about PICTURES of the surface underneath it. These pictures are sent to the mouse's optical nav

DID YOU KNOW THAT HOW A NUCLEAR REACTOR WORKS IS ACTUALLY PRETTY DAMN SIMPLE? TO START A INSIDE ARE FUEL RODS NUCLEAR HOLLOW CHAIN RODS FUEL PELLETS R

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Every drop of ink from an inkjet printer is heated and vaporized, creating bubble a that explodes and launches the ink onto the page at 30 miles per h

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19 Awesome Explanations Of How Everyday Machines Work