How things work.
February 9, 2001 10:40 AM   Subscribe

How things work. Yes I know there's a plethora of physics-related 'how things work' websites out there, but I got absorbed in this one for a long time (run by physics prof Louis Bloomfield). Started with my wondering: "Why do colors fade in sunlight?" The first page though has an interesting bit (with video) about explosive superheated water. Don't try this at home.
posted by kokogiak (4 comments total)
Another good one is How Stuff Works
posted by milnak at 10:51 AM on February 9, 2001

A discussion ofThe Way Things Work is never complete without reference to David Macaulay and gratuitous mention of H. Beard (Bored of the Rings) and R Barret's word The Way Things Really Work.
posted by plinth at 11:33 AM on February 9, 2001

Actually, you can make your own superheated explosive water at home, with a cup and a microwave. You're right, though...doing so intentionally is a bad idea.
posted by CrayDrygu at 3:28 PM on February 9, 2001

look, it's named after me!
posted by rabi at 4:53 PM on February 9, 2001

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