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How Space Tourism Works     View
This site introduces the space tourism industry, citing its first tourist adventurers, along with the training and costs involved. It includes summaries of several commercial space travel projects and ideas, including space stations for corporate com ...

How Halloween Works     View
Background about where Halloween customs and traditions come from. Topics include Celtic roots (Samhain) and Christian roots (All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day), trick-or-treating, jack-o'-lanterns, bobbing for apples, and costumes. Also includes li ...

How Laughter Works     View
This article considers laughter: "what it is, what happens in our brains when we laugh, what makes us laugh and how it can make us healthier and happier. You'll also learn that there's a tremendous amount that no one understands yet." Topic ...

How MRI Works     View
This site provides a basic explanation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with information about magnetic intensity, magnets, atoms, radio frequency (RF), visualization, and related topics. Also covers the advantages and disadvantages of MRI. From ...

How Everything Works     View
Resource for "explaining the physics of everyday life." Users are encouraged to have their questions answered by Physics Professor Lou Bloomfield of the University of Virginia. Archive of previously asked questions available.

How Power Grids Work     View
Describes the distribution of electrical power from the power plant and distribution grids to the private home and fuses and circuit breakers. From How Stuff Works. Record of the Month for September, 2003.

How Income Taxes Work     View
A history of the federal income tax and basic explanation of the tax process. Includes overviews of alternative tax ideas (flat tax and national sales tax) and links to related information. From How Stuff Works. Note: some intrusive advertising.

How Olympic Torches Work     View
Background about the Olympic torch and the torch run that ends in the Olympic arena and symbolizes the beginning of the Olympic Games. Covers history, design, science behind the flame, torch construction, the lighting of the torch, the relay, and rel ...

How Gyroscopes Work     View
This site describes functioning and applications of the gyroscope, a spinning wheel on an axle. Gyroscopes are used for measuring or maintaining orientation and are "extremely important in everything from your bicycle to the advanced navigation ...

Fun Works     View
Attempting to expose your students or children to new careers? Directed at middle school children, it takes their interests such as games, music, technology, and sports and links them to various career paths. Learn about being a sound engineer, an ur ...




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