Articles - how does that work?
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HOW DOES THAT WORK - Driverless cars
Advances in technology, such as improved sensing and sophisticated data processing, mean that driverless cars are becoming a reality.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? Birds flying in a V formation
The reasons for birds flying in a V formation follow from the applications of aeronautics, fluid dynamics and energy minimisation.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Robots
While there are many different types of robots, many share the same components that help them move.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Drones
The technology used in drones is becoming more advanced as their use becomes more widespread.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Blockchain
Blockchain technology records secure online transactions through a shared and continually reconciled database.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Spectrum
Radio spectrum is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum, a continuous range of wavelengths, that is widely used in modern technology.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Powerline networking
Powerline networking is a form of communication that uses electrical wiring to carry both data and alternating current (AC) electrical supply through existing electrical infrastructure.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Lithium-ion batteries
Li-ion batteries have revolutionised modern life, through their application in consumer electronics and by powering applications as diverse as medical implants, grid-scale storage and satellites
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Toughened glass
Tempering the glass to compress the outer surface and expand the inner layers balances the tension in the glass to make it tougher.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Li-Fi
Light fidelity (Li-Fi) is a wireless communications technology that transmits high-speed data via common household light emitting diodes (LEDs)
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Noise-cancelling headphones
Active Noise-Cancelling (ANC) headphones are used mainly by train and plane passengers wanting to listen to radio, music or film without hearing background low-frequency engine and travel noises.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Peltier devices
A discovery by French physicist, Jean Charles Peltier, was crucial for enabling these devices.