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How do Fiber Optic Cables Work?

For years, I knew fiber optic cables works by transmitting light (instead of electricity), which travels at speed of light and probably the future of all cables. Well, for those of you who don’t understand the ins and outs of fiber optics, here’s a great demo by the Engineer guy who shows you how light can travel in liquid, similar to how fiber optics work.

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Also see Wikipedia:

An optical fiber

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How Do Alkaline Batteries work? [Education]

Think of a battery as a small power plant that converts chemical energy through a reaction into electrical energy. First of all there is the container (1). This is a steel cylinder housing the cell’s ingredients.

Then you insert the positive element of the chemical reaction, which is a mix of finely ground Manganese dioxide mixed with conductors (like Carbon) which carry a naturally occurring electrical charge. This is called the cathode, and it is molded inside the empty wall of the container (2).

A separator paper is inserted to keep the cathode from touching the

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Prank Gadget – Phantom Keystroker adds some Fun to your Co-Worker’s Work!

Remember Garrett made that USB Mouse prank device?  Well, you can now get one of these that pranks your victim’s Caps Lock, keyboard, and the mouse!  The Phantom Keystrokers will add a plenty amount of fun to your co-worker’s computer so he gets absolutely no work done whatsoever.

The Keystroker emulates a keyboard and mouse and periodically makes random mouse movements, toggles caps-lock and types out odd garbag

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Server Status Board using Triklits

Here’s a cool server status board you can make using Triklits, which are color changing LED strings.

In September, I read a post on one of my favorite blogs about these Triklits programmable LED light strings and I instantly fell

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