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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
What is the McLaren Group and how has the company influenced racing?
Aug 11, 2014 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
What is e-paper? TechStuff looks at the properties of e-paper and how it's used.
TechStuff Gets Meta(material)
Jul 16, 2014 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
What's the manufacturing process for carbon fiber? What properties does carbon fiber possess?
How Segways Work: The Luke Arm Update
Jun 9, 2014 |
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 |
Carbon fiber is an amazing material. Where did it come from? And were people really making it in the 19th century?
May 28, 2014 |
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.
May 26, 2014 |
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 |
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 |
What goes into making a planetarium work and where did they come from?
The Worst Video Games of All Time (Update)
May 14, 2014 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
How are we using hydrogen today and how might we use it in the future?
How Hydrogen Fuel Works: Part One
Apr 23, 2014 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.