Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Podcasts

Moral Bioenhancements Part Two

Moral Bioenhancements Part Two

If you could make the world a better place by removing the ability for people to make selfish choices, would you do it? We continue the conversation. See more »

Moral Bioenhancements Part One

Moral Bioenhancements Part One

If you could make the world a better place by removing the ability for people to make selfish choices, would you do it? See more »

The Future of Voting

The Future of Voting

Voting technology is tricky. It's outdated in many jurisdictions but the next step might have big security problems. What is the future of voting? See more »

Groovy Moon Boots

Groovy Moon Boots

How could haptic feedback motors improve the boots astronauts wear? And what are some other applications? See more »

The End Of Moore's Law? (Not Really)

The End Of Moore's Law? (Not Really)

By 2021, we won't be able to shrink transistors down any further. What does this mean for Moore's Law? See more »

Solar Impulse Ends its Journey

Solar Impulse Ends its Journey

In 2014, we talked about how the Solar Impulse aircraft would fly around the globe using solar energy to create electricity. Two years later, that journey is over. How did it do? See more »

Automatic Cybersecurity

Automatic Cybersecurity

Every year, programmers write more than a trillion lines of code. How could automated cybersecurity systems help our technology stay safe from malicious hackers? See more »

Cyborg Slugs and Synthetic Stingrays

Cyborg Slugs and Synthetic Stingrays

We explore the wonderful, terrifying world of combining technology and organic material. From robots with slug muscles to an artificial stingray, what's up with cyborgs? See more »

Cognitive Buildings

Cognitive Buildings

What if your building could think? Cognitive buildings are an integrated approach to the Internet of Things concept. See more »

Are Futuristic Floating Airports Already Beached?

Are Futuristic Floating Airports Already Beached?

For decades, enterprising engineers have been dreaming of a solution to the overcrowded, noisy airports in our cities: Floating airports! But would an airport really work on water? Do any of these plans have a hope of being enacted? See more »