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Techno Mum: Charge It Up

Ep 20 – We can go through batteries very quickly when we use them in our toys, but how do batteries actually work? Techno Mum explains the technology behind batteries and rechargeable batteries.

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Techno Mum: I saw a news report about the new railway being built under London. How do they dig tunnels for trains without them collapsing?

Techno Mum: Can you explain how engineers can help in emergencies like with what happened in the Philippines?

Techno Mum: My dad’s watch powers itself just by him moving his hand around. How does that work?

Techno Mum: My mum always tells me sleeping is important to recharge our batteries. So is recharging a phone or a tablet like the gadget sleeping?

Techno Mum: I recently got a tablet for my birthday. How does it know when I’m touching the screen?

Techno Mum: My friend said there’s loads of junk floating around in space. Is that true and how much is there?

Techno Mum: Can you tell me how much faster the internet might get in the future?

Techno Mum: My dad says that you can’t put metal things like forks in the microwave. Why not?

Techno Mum: Is it true that you can run a car on chip fat?

Techno Mum: How do mobile phones find the person you’re calling?

Techno Mum: Can you tell me how electricity gets into my house please?

Techno Mum: When I build a tower out of bricks and make it really tall, it gets all wobbly and falls over. So why don’t skyscrapers fall over?

Techno Mum: My parents have just bought a new car, but it won’t be here for another 3 months. How long does it take to build a car?

Techno Mum: Is it possible to design planes that go faster than the ones we have now?

Techno Mum: Can you tell me what an engineer actually does? Is it something to do with engines?

Techno Mum: Techno Security

Techno Mum: Zappers and Controllers

Techno Mum: Wifi Wonders

Techno Mum: Wave Magic

Techno Mum: Terrific Telly

Techno Mum: How Things Fly

Techno Mum: Lighting

Techno Mum: Seeing Clearly

Techno Mum: DAB Digital Radio

Techno Mum: Picture Technology

Techno Mum: Medical Robots

Techno Mum: Connected Health

Techno Mum: Keeping Warm

Techno Mum – Handy Heat

Techno Mum: Energy Efficiency

Techno Mum: Intergrated Energy

Techno Mum: Fire (Smoke Alarms- Detectors)

Techno Mum: Digital Roads (Fibre Optic Cables)

Techno Mum: Copy Cats (Printers & Photocopiers)

Techno Mum: MP3

Techno Mum: Cloud Computing

Techno Mum: Sat Nav and GPS

Techno Mum: Satellites

Techno Mum: Mobile Phones

Techno Mum: Pet ID and RFID

Techno Mum: Touch Screens

Techno Mum: Fingertip and Face Recognition

Techno Mum: Sensors in the Supermarket

Techno Mum: Home Wireless Technology

Techno Mum: Motion Sensor Games

Techno Mum: Competitive Sport

Techno Mum: Money

Techno Mum: Jet APU

Techno Mum: Electric & Hybrid Cars

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