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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.
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 recipe to make the CMS detector out of cake. Scrumptious!
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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