15 September 2003
How everyday things are made
A new site explains how more than 40 products and manufacturing processes - from jelly beans to forging, planes and plastic bottle tops - work.
"We tried to focus on which processes are most mysterious to people," said Mark V. Martin, a lecturer at Stanford...
Dr. Martin would like to create a version of the site for younger children that would focus more on toys and food. Yet "the food industry is the hardest industry to get information out of," he said. "Apparently the breakfast-cereal people have a lot of proprietary manufacturing processes."
From the New York Times
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