I have to write an article by noon today on atom smashers. And tomorrow, I'm covering light propulsion, but I have a degree in American literature.
Thank goodness for www. howstuffworks.com.
HowStuffWorks is a collection of cool articles that explain everything under the sun. Actually, the feature about how the sun works is pretty cool, too. The site strives to make all the technology clear and understandable. Each article contains links to explanations of underlying technologies, information on related topics, and a biography of the author.
You know that cool yellow stripe that appears on the first-down line during televised football games? The site has a great article explaining the computer system that keeps it from tripping the players.
And there's a really interesting article on how car engines work, complete with moving diagrams of internal combustion. Cell phones, dieting, serial ports, fuses—It's all there! The next time you need an explanation, check it out.