How Gun Silencers Work
The sound of gunfire is incredibly loud, and it is amazing that anything is able to silence a firearm. However, the principle behind a gun silencer is surprisingly simple. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about silencers.
Fw:Thinking: The Internet of Things
In the future, the Internet of Things will impact our daily lives. Learn how the Internet of Things will work in this video from Fw:Thinking.
Fw:Thinking: The Future of Time
Defining time is a more complicated concept than it might seem. Learn about the future of time in this video from Fw:Thinking.
Fw:Thinking: Robots vs Monsoons!
Scientists from India and the UK are collaborating on the largest study of India’s monsoon season and the results could improve the lives of over one billion people.
Fw:Thinking: Teaching Machines To Talk
From Microsoft's epic Tay chatbot debacle to Google's romance-novel-raised A.I., we look at some of the recent successes (and failures) in getting machines to talk.
What the Stuff?!: 5 Infectious Facts About Leprosy
Leprosy is a serious health concern in a few populations around the world, but it’s actually very treatable these days, especially if it’s caught early, and it has a low transmission rate. But the true facts about leprosy are still fascinating.
HowStuffWorks NOW: Will moving scar your kids for life?
Everyone knows that moving is a kind of mini-apocalypse to a child, but are such moves intrinsically harmful? Are kids who move around a lot more prone to psychiatric illness, suicide and unnatural death? A shocking new study suggests that they are.