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How rowing machines work

Rowing machines are a staple of the gym, but how do they work and what does that lever on the side actually do? The entire system of indoor rowing works on the...

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Touchscreen arms

At a fi rst glance, the Cicret – which is pronounced “secret” – looks just like any standard fitness band, but with just one twist of your forearm, it reveals...

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Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft’s HoloLens is a headset with transparent holographic lenses and spatial sound, which allows you to ‘pin’ holograms – or virtual images – to the view...

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Gesture-control armband

The Myo armband literally listens to your muscles talking. An expandable armband made up of eight muscle-sensing modules, its suite of medical-grade EMG...

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How do cranes get so high?

Tower cranes flock to money. During the economic boom years, high-rise construction cranes migrated from Beijing to Shanghai to Dubai, where it was estimated...

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How do kettles boil water?

The electric kettle works thanks to two design breakthroughs achieved in Britain in the Twenties and Thirties. The fi rst is the immersed heating resistor, the...

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What’s inside a jukebox?

This type of jukebox, with a 21st-Century inner mechanism, holds 80 compact discs (CDs) stacked horizontally on a slotted rack. When switched on, the pick-up...