At the Airport
How does a bar code reader work? Where does an airport use X-rays? What is a travelator? Technology at Work looks at the machines and tools that make things work in our daily lives. From tiny microchips, to huge aeroplanes, this series look into the hidden world of everyday machinery and technology.
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