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What is a light year?

A light year is a way of measuring distance -- specifically, the distance light can travel in one year. Just how far is that? Check out this classic B... Read more

September 30, 2015 | 2 min

How Air Force One Works

Air Force One is gigantic, but how does it work? This is one of our editors' favorite episodes, and it's no surprise why: Listen in for a brief, detai... Read more

September 28, 2015 | 1 min

What is the difference between a turbo-charger and a super-charger?

Both turbo- and super-chargers are forced inductions systems, meaning they compress the air flowing into the engine. This compression causes each cyli... Read more

September 25, 2015 | 2 min

How Rearview Mirrors Work

How can the same piece of glass have two different amounts of reflection? Learn more about rearview mirrors in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

September 23, 2015 | 1 min

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