# Category Archives: Technology

## How ATM works

Automated teller machine or ATM also known as cash machine gives you money whenever you need. You just insert a plastic card, enter a pin number and the machine delivers the exact amount you asked for. But what goes inside the machine? Cash machine connects to a central data processor where your account details are… Read the rest

## Make a basic electric motor

Electric motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. To understand the working principle you can build a simple motor at home. For this experiment you will need thin insulated wire, battery, paper clip or safety pin, tape, scissors, crocodile clip and adhesive tape. First video is very simple; it shows how to build simple motor… Read the rest

## Are MRIs safe?

Ionizing radiation like X-ray can be harmful. But to date no study has claimed that MRI is harmful. Instead of radiation a giant magnet is used to take image of body parts inside which may be your brain, heart or anything. One danger of MRI is its strong magnet attracts metal. So technicians ensure no… Read the rest

## Death-proof safety elevator

Today’s safety elevators don’t fall when cable breaks. A lock invented by American industrialist Elisha Otis locks the elevator while descending at high speed and hence prevents falling. This death defying elevator was introduced in 1852. Watch this discovery channel video to see how it was invented.… Read the rest

## Digital circuit and logic gate

Digital Circuit Those electronic circuits which work on digital data or signal are called digital circuits. Inputs and outputs of these circuits have only two possible states; that is high or low (voltage or current). These high and low states represent 1’s and 0’s which are binary digits, from where the name digital came from.… Read the rest

## Truth table

Truth table is a mathematical table used to describe all possible logic states or logic levels of logic circuit inputs and corresponding output. It may be single input logic circuit, two inputs, three inputs and even more. This is a truth table for NOT operation. It has only one input and only two input states… Read the rest

## Boolean algebra

Boolean algebra is named after English mathematician George Boole who introduced this different type of algebra in his first book The Mathematical Analysis of Logic. It was the driving force in development of digital electronics. All modern programming languages use this algebra. It has application in other branches of mathematics also. In ordinary algebra variables… Read the rest

## Digital Electronics

Electronics changed the world and digital electronics has changed electronics. This digital electronics is different from analogue electronics. Before starting discussion on digital electronics I think it’s better to have some discussion on analogue and digital concept. Time is changing continuously and your analogue watch dial changes continuously. Your car speedometer with needle, mercury thermometer,… Read the rest

## Researchers turn Smartphone into microscope

Yes, researchers have made a special lens which turns your Smartphone into a microscope. It’s not a toy microscope, even health professionals will find it useful, researchers say. The research paper is published on journal of Biomedical Optics recently. Most importantly, this lens costs only 1 cent. So a Smartphone & a one cent lens… Read the rest

## Fluorescent lamp explosion and ballast

Usage of fluorescent lamp is increasing because it’s four to six times efficient than incandescent lamp. Plasma state of matter is used in fluorescent lamps. Resistance of plasma decreases when electricity conducts through it. The danger lies in this property. Uncontrolled current through the plasma in the tube may produce heat and eventually the tube… Read the rest