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Episodes

  • The History of Area 51 - Part Two

    Sep 17, 2014 | 51 min
    What's been going on at the Area 51 site since the days of the U-2 and A-12 spy plane tests? We look at stealth technology, drones and more.
  • The History of Area 51 - Part One

    Sep 15, 2014 | 43 min
    What goes on at the most famous secret base in the world? Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about Area 51, aka Groom Lake.
  • 5 Technologies To End All Wars - That Didn't

    Sep 10, 2014 | 50 min
    Can technology end war? Several people thought so at one time or another. We look at five examples of idealists who thought tech would end warfare.
  • Classic TechStuff: Tesla - the Man, the Myth

    Sep 8, 2014 | 60 min
    In this classic episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Lauren explore the myths surrounding Nikola Tesla, the Internet's favorite mad scientist.
  • Classic TechStuff: The Rooster Teeth Interview

    Sep 3, 2014 | 40 min
    In this previous episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris interviewed Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth Productions. Learn how the company formed and Red vs Blue began.
  • The Bungie Story Part Two

    Sep 1, 2014 | 55 min
    Picking up where we left off, we look at Bungie during the Halo era to the present day.
  • The Bungie Story Part One

    Aug 27, 2014 | 44 min
    We examine Bungie's gaming Destiny, from its humble beginnings to its place in gaming today.
  • Surfing the Web Like a Super Spy

    Aug 25, 2014 | 43 min
    You asked for it and now you've got it - we're joined by Ben and Matt of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know to see what it takes to surf the Web anonymously.
  • TechStuff In Spaaace(X) - Part Two

    Aug 20, 2014 | 43 min
    Now Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. What's it going to take to get there?
  • TechStuff In Spaaace(X) - Part One

    Aug 18, 2014 | 34 min
    Elon Musk wanted to go to space, so he founded a company to do it. We look at the early years of SpaceX.
  • TechStuff Races with McLaren

    Aug 13, 2014 | 42 min
    What is the McLaren Group and how has the company influenced racing?
  • Waterproofing Technology

    Aug 11, 2014 | 30 min
    What goes into making a piece of tech waterproof? From cases to creative charging ports, we look at the challenges.
  • Who was Claude Shannon?

    Aug 6, 2014 | 43 min
    TechStuff salutes an incredibly influential (and yet relatively unknown) tech genius: Claude Shannon. What did he do?
  • The Full Motion Video Era - Home Gaming

    Aug 4, 2014 | 29 min
    How was full motion video used in early computer and console games? And why is it so hilariously bad?
  • The Full Motion Video Era - The Arcade

    Jul 30, 2014 | 41 min
    What is FMV and how did it change video games? From the brilliant to the brilliantly awful, we take a look at FMV.
  • Fireworks, Part Two

    Jul 28, 2014 | 33 min
    Where does the color come from in fireworks? How are those giant displays choreographed? We conclude our discussion on fireworks.
  • TechStuff Lights Some Fireworks

    Jul 23, 2014 | 35 min
    How do fireworks work? From the basics to fully choreographed displays, we take a look at the tech of making stuff go boom.
  • TechStuff Looks at e-paper

    Jul 21, 2014 | 44 min
    What is e-paper? TechStuff looks at the properties of e-paper and how it's used.
  • TechStuff Gets Meta(material)

    Jul 16, 2014 | 41 min
    What are metamaterials and what gives them their nifty properties? We look at materials science and how metamaterials might transform our world.
  • TechStuff Goes to a Better Place

    Jul 14, 2014 | 58 min
    What was Better Place and why did it fail? Guest host Ben Bowlin gives TechStuff his perspective.
  • TechStuff Prints In 3D (Again)

    Jul 9, 2014 | 58 min
    What's the state of 3D printers? And what's it like working with one? Guest host Joe McCormick joins us to explain.
  • TechStuff On Fire

    Jul 7, 2014 | 42 min
    We get our pyro on with a look at everything from lighters to flamethrowers. How do we make fire?
  • TechStuff Camps Out

    Jul 2, 2014 | 52 min
    From the good old days of roughing it to the high tech campsite of the future, we look at the tech of camping.
  • Folding the Proteins

    Jun 30, 2014 | 34 min
    From distributed computing to video games that push science forward, we look at the tech behind protein folding research.
  • E-Cigarettes and Vaping

    Jun 25, 2014 | 32 min
    What's the story behind e-cigarettes? How do they work? Are they less harmful than normal cigarettes?
  • Passing the Turing Test

    Jun 23, 2014 | 47 min
    Did a pair of programmers make a chatbot that passed the Turing Test? What exactly is the test and has anyone beaten it before?
  • Oculus Rift: The Story So Far (Update)

    Jun 18, 2014 | 79 min
    A lot has happened since we first talked about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. We present the Rift's history and how prototypes work, then explore news from military interest to a lawsuit claiming the Oculus team stole the technology.
  • Solar Freaking Roadways

    Jun 16, 2014 | 61 min
    You may have seen the Indiegogo solar roadway project. What are the goals of solar roadways? Are they realistic?
  • How Carbon Fiber Works

    Jun 11, 2014 | 25 min
    What's the manufacturing process for carbon fiber? What properties does carbon fiber possess?
  • How Segways Work: The Luke Arm Update

    Jun 9, 2014 | 50 min
    Inventor Dean Kamen created a robotic prosthesis, nicknamed the Luke arm, to help patients regain self-sufficiency. The FDA recently approved it, so we wanted to revisit a classic episode about Kamen and one of his other inventions: the Segway.
  • The History of Carbon Fiber

    Jun 2, 2014 | 33 min
    Carbon fiber is an amazing material. Where did it come from? And were people really making it in the 19th century?
  • TechStuff Twitches

    May 28, 2014 | 53 min
    What is Twitch and why is Google so interested in it? We take a closer look at the video streaming service giving gamers huge audiences.
  • HMS Victory

    May 26, 2014 | 65 min
    What was the technology behind the British warship, HMS Victory? How was it constructed? Where is it now?
  • How Clothes Dryers Work

    May 21, 2014 | 44 min
    Clothes dryers have evolved from precarious, fire-bellied devices to the increasingly green machines we know today. We cover the history of dryer tech, plus the newest innovations and NASA-funded research. And, of course, explain how they work.
  • How Planetariums Work

    May 19, 2014 | 43 min
    What goes into making a planetarium work and where did they come from?
  • The Worst Video Games of All Time (Update)

    May 14, 2014 | 72 min
    Recently, a documentary crew went out to the desert to dig up some legendary Atari cartridges. It reminds us of this classic TechStuff episode.
  • The HBO Story: Part Three

    May 12, 2014 | 46 min
    Today, HBO is known for its original programming that's so popular people can't stop pirating it. We look at the company's current strategy.
  • The HBO Story: Part Two

    May 7, 2014 | 45 min
    What happened to HBO once cable subscriptions hit a saturation point? We look at how the company transitioned from startup to corporate.
  • The HBO Story: Part One

    May 5, 2014 | 42 min
    How did the Home Box Office network get its start? And how did it grow into the giant it is today?
  • Flying Without Fuel

    Apr 30, 2014 | 37 min
    The Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to fly around the Earth in 2015 using only solar power. Say what? How is that even possible?
  • How Hydrogen Fuel Works: Part Two

    Apr 28, 2014 | 37 min
    How are we using hydrogen today and how might we use it in the future?
  • How Hydrogen Fuel Works: Part One

    Apr 23, 2014 | 30 min
    Could hydrogen be the fuel of the future? We look at the most plentiful element in the galaxy and discuss the possibility.
  • How Washing Machines Work

    Apr 21, 2014 | 44 min
    What makes washers tick? How have they evolved over time to become more energy efficient and conserve water? And what's going on in there?
  • The Secrets of Tor and the Deep Web

    Apr 16, 2014 | 41 min
    What is Tor? What's the web under the web? What's really going on? We dish out the details.
  • Our Heart Breaks From Heartbleed

    Apr 14, 2014 | 38 min
    What is the Heartbleed bug and is it really as bad a security flaw as people make it out to be? We look at what Heartbleed is and why you should be concerned.