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Analog Hygrometers - how?
These digital clocks aren't digital at all
The Future of Heat Pumps is Underground (and other places, too!)
In Defense of the CFL: A Retrospective
Heat Pumps: the Future of Home Heating
The GeoSafari Jr. was a cleverly flexible kid's game
Reusable handwarmers that get hot by freezing
Exploring the Technology Connections Set (1 million subscribers special)
Humidifiers: Simpler is better?
Detergent packs are kinda wishy-washy (Dishwashers Explained)
Bubble Lights: The Weirdest Christmas Light?
What exactly is the goop inside a lava lamp?
The Antique Microwave Oven that's Better than Yours
1970's Camera Tech: How they showed you what settings to use
Forced-air Furnaces: The What, Why, and How
Electric car chargers aren't chargers at all – EVSE Explained
The touch lamp; a neat idea, and older than you'd think!
Retroreflectors; they're everywhere, and they cheat physics (sort of)
A record player that can play CDs: The Fisher DAC-145
The Impact Sprinkler - more clever than it seems!
Personal "air conditioners" aren't what they seem
Cassette adapters are remarkably simple
Laptop Docks! They're pretty neat!
The US electrical system is not 120V
How to design an actually good toaster with lessons from the 1940's
Pulse Oximeters; An Amazing Use of Light
Fans; High is next to Off on purpose
DVD+R and DVD-R; What was that about?
Coffee Percolators: An Explanation and Roast
Chest Freezers; What they tell us about designing for X
The Selection Accumulator; a Jukebox's Brain
The Computer-free Automation of a Jukebox (Electromechanics)
Teleprompters are clever, simple, and also pretty neat
Brown; color is weird
Race to the finish; RCA's final gamble (CED Part 5)
Old-fashioned rice cookers are extremely clever
Holograms, Lasers & Boredom; the CED's march towards eventual invention
Film: the reason some of the past was in HD
One more thing: the VHS notch
Klaxons; What makes them sound like that?
LED color experiments 2019; Beyond the Sharpie
The VHS cassette was more clever than Beta
RCA's CED failed; their history can tell us why (Pt. 3)
The VFD that isn't
LCCS: The LCD / CRT Hybrid from JVC
The CED: No really, it coulda made sense! (Part 2)
The CED: RCA's Very Late, Very Weird Video Gamble (Pt. 1)
The Weird World in RGB
Switches are Clicky; Here's Why
Fiber vs. Copper; What do we really need?
TOSLINK: That one consumer fiber optic standard
The Best Easy Way to Capture Analog Video (it's a little weird)
Portable Air Conditioners - Why you shouldn't like them
Automatic Record Changers: We used to like them
Thermostats: Cooler than you think!
Flexplay: The Disposable DVD that Failed (Thankfully)
The Antique Toaster that's Better than Yours
E-Ink on Android, and other new things!
Exploring the World of E-Ink
The Electromagnet in Your Toaster