Ever get the urge to rip apart sophisticated machinery to figure out what makes it tick? Us too. Below are the nine devices we tore open this year:
A hybrid with motors in the wheels
The toy dinosaur that thinks for itself
A lightweight, fuel-sipping engine that will power Boeing's 787 Dreamliner (with full exploded view)
A pill camera that shoots movies of your gut (with video of the Sayaka in action)
An HD camcorder that steadies shaky hands
A laser cannon that melts tanks from the air
An earbud with a subwoofer inside
Flash memory that can take a dropkick
A satellite that can photograph home plate from 425 miles up (with interactive infographic)
Thank you for your "How It Works" efforts. I am a retired engineer (EE/CS) and still a geek at heart. I love keeping up on the technology front, and this is becoming my favorite source (yes, even over Wired magazine). I have found that many people, including the young, have a thrust for this type of information. I have been bragging about you to my grandkids. To my surprise, programs like the Science Channel's "How It's Made" is one of their favorite shows.
I think there can be more how it works topics here.