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Stopping a car in a hurry on a slippery road can be challenging at best and sometimes even a bit scary. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) take a lot of the challenge out of this sometimes nerve-wracking event.

Learn how anti-lock brakes prevent skidding and find out how effective they really are.

Canon PowerShot 400
Slip 4 megapixels and a nice features package in your shirt pocket.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
This follow up to the PC classic won Best Action/Adventure game at E3 2003. Available on Xbox, PS2 and GameCube.

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     Making Tracks - How CD Burners Work

With the rise of the MP3 format, burning your own music CDs has never been so popular. CDs have become one of the most widely adopted data-storage mechanisms. Find out how CD burners write (and rewrite) data to a compact disc.


     The Power to Play - How Joysticks Work

Video games are amazing creations, but the fact remains -- if you can't input, you can't play. Take a look inside the quintessential game controller and see how it has evolved over the years.


     Light Show - How Lasers Work

Lasers are used in CD players, dental drills, eye surgery, and even tattoo removal. But what exactly is a laser? Learn about the various types of lasers and how they generate such concentrated light.


     Mmmm... Phenylethylamine - How Chocolate Works

Chocolate bars, chocolate chips, chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream... The average person in the U.S. eats 10 pounds of chocolate per year. Learn all about it.


     Grape to Glass - How Winemaking Works

A flavorful wine can complement almost any food. Many people enjoy wine with dinner or at social events. It has even been reported that a daily glass of red wine can be a heart-healthy habit. Find out how wine is made.


     Worldwide Virus - How AIDS Works

AIDS is one of the deadliest human diseases ever, killing millions of people each year. Worldwide, AIDS claims approximately 5 lives every minute of every day. Learn how the AIDS virus attacks the body.


     In the Interest of Education - How 529 Plans Work

Go ahead -- guess how much a college degree is going to cost in 15 years. Chances are it's more than you think. But don't worry! Find out about the newest way to save.


     Capitol Coverage - How Washington, D.C. Works

Washington, D.C. is consistently one of the top travel destinations within the U.S. each year. From museums to monuments and cuisine to culture, find out what there is to see and do in the District.


     Living Simply - How the Amish Work

For those of us on the outside, the Amish are an intriguing people. Can they really avoid electricity? What happens if an Amish person wants a more "mainstream" kind of life? Learn about the basics of Amish living.

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