Smart Surfaces Switch Properties
Watch this video about smart surfaces on HowStuffWorks. At the presence of an external stimulus, such as an electrical current, these smart surfaces can actually switch properties. Learn about these surfaces in this research video from MIT.
Extreme Engineering: How Pile Drivers Work
In this clip from Discovery Channel's, "Extreme Engineering," explore the Bay Bridge construction site to see how hydraulic hammers help pile drivers endure a grueling 14-hour day.
Human: New App Makes Bad Singers Better
A new app, currently on iPhone, is opening a new chapter in music creation that means anyone can turn out tunes. Click on the link to the right to read all about it.
Sons of Guns: Flashlight Gun Plan
Returning from a local gun show with a folding pellet gun, Charlie inspires Will to build a far more lethal flashlight with a fold-out MAC-11.
One Step Beyond: New Camouflage Technology
On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," the line between science fiction and fact is blurred with the advancement of optical camouflage technology. Watch and see how the invisibility coat creates illusions using a camera trick and a projector.
Extreme Engineering: Pile Hoisting
In this clip, Discovery Channel's "Extreme Engineering" takes us to the Bay Bridge construction site to see how massive support piles are hoisted.
Punkin Chunkin 2008: Mashup
Check out this clip from the Science Channel's "Punkin Chunkin" series to learn more about this annual pumpkin catapulting competition.
Sons of Guns: Jesse James Lets Loose
After Will Hayden receives a surprise visit from Jesse James, he gives him a chance to shoot many guns from the Red Jacket collection in the range.
Sons of Guns: Master Welder
The Red Jacket crew works on building an aluminum Browning automatic rifle for Jesse James. During the build, Jesse James gives Flem a quick lesson in welding.
Sons of Guns: First Submachine Gun
A rare gun collector brings in a German Schmeisser MP 28, a variation of the first infantry submachine introduced at the end of World War I.