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Simple explanation of how metal detectors work, allowing people to find hidden treasure or spot weapons at airport security.
A comprehensive explanation of how metal detectors work using magnetism.
Find out how the detectors at CERN tell what particle has been created from the intense collisions.
A description of the OPAL detector at CERN, and the links to the LEP accelerator. Description of components of the detector obtained by clicking on labels.
A recipe to make the CMS detector out of cake. Scrumptious!
An carat weight value calculator and a precious metal value calculator, use on-line gem/metal prices to predict a gem or an alloy's value.
Worked example to find out whether light will cause electrons to be emitted from a metal.
A brief description of how these devices detect smoke, exploring the two most common types used today: photoelectric and ionization detectors. Part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com. Assumes ...
A good description of what happens to metal when you put it in the microwave, and why you shouldn't do it.
A copmprehensive answer to this question.
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