Top 10 Appliances We Can't Live Without


Lots More Information

UP NEXT

How Often Should You Clean Your Humidifier?

How Often Should You Clean Your Humidifier?

HowStuffWorks looks into the care and cleaning of humidifiers and why this is important.


Related Articles

Sources

  • Behar, Susie and Robert Yarham. "Great Inventions - 100 Inventions That Have Shaped Our World." Igloo Books Ltd. 2007. (9/14/08)
  • Bellis, Mary. "Clocks and Calendar History." Undated. 9/22/08 http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/clock.htm
  • Bellis, Mary. "The History of Clothes Dryers." Undated. 9/22/08 http://inventors.about.com/od/wstartinventions/a/washingmachines_2.htm
  • Blumberg, Stephen Ph.D and Julian V. Luke, "Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2007." Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 5/08, (9/25/08) http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless200805.htm
  • Brunelli, Laureen Miles. "Baltimore Movie Theaters." Undated. 9/17/08) http://baltimore.about.com/od/artsentertaiment/tp/baltimoremovietheaters.htm
  • Castleden, Rodney. "Inventions That Changed the World." Omnipress: London. 2007. (9/13/08)
  • D'Alto, Nick. "Behind Closed Doors." Encyclopedia Britannica. 3/08. (9/20/08) [High-Tech Toilets] http://www.britannica.com/bps/magazine?query=toilet&articleIndex=1
  • Everything2."Escapement." Undated,(9/25/08) http://www.everything2.org/title/escapement
  • Gallawa, J. Carlton. "A Brief History of the Microwave Oven." Undated. (9/17/08) http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/history.html
  • How ARPANET Works https://computer.howstuffworks.com/arpanet.htm
  • HowStuffWorks.com. "Is the Sound on Vinyl Records Better Than on CDs or DVDs?", Undated. (9/20/08) https://www.howstuffworks.com/question487.htm
  • Idea Finder. "Microwave." Undated. (9/20/08) http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/microwave.htm
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). "A Walk Through Time." 4/30/2002. (9/20/08) http://physics.nist.gov/GenInt/Time/time.html
  • Neff, Jack. "Look, No Hands! K-C'S Bathroom of the Future." Encyclopedia Britannica. 7/16/2007. (9/18/2008) http://www.britannica.com/bps/magazine?query=toilet&articleIndex=1
  • Swanson, Richard Pommier. "The Ice Trade." Nova. Undated. (9/20/08) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zero/trade.html
  • Time Magazine, "Great Inventions - Geniuses and Gizmos: Innovations in Our Time." Time Books: New York. 2003. (9/13/08)
  • TV-Free America. "Television & Health." Undated. (9/25/08) http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/tv&health.html#tv_stats
  • USDA. "Microwave Ovens and Food Safety." Undated. (9/24/08) http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FactSheets/Microwave_Ovens_and_Food_Safety/index.asp
  • WhatIsIt.com. "Nanomachines." Undated. (9/18/08) http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci514355,00.html
  • Woodford, Chris and Luke Collins, Clint Witchalls, Ben Morgan, James Flint. "Cool Stuff and How it Works." DK Publishing: New York. 2005. (9/13/08)
  • Xomba. "The History of the Alarm Clock." Undated. (9/25/08) http://www.xomba.com/alarm_clock_history