Short pieces about material science and engineering, picked it up when somebody recommended this book over the “Stuff Matters” book as a more technical tour of material science. The author is famous for the Engineering Guy YouTube channel.
The book goes through a bunch of topics: digital cameras, smartphone accelerometers, atomic clocks, uranium refinement, microwaves, lasers, etc. I found it quite difficult to understand the technical details which went way too quickly: for example I got that uranium 235 and 238 are similar in weight and takes a energy-intensive centrifuge to separate, but didn’t follow the details of how the centrifuge worked. There’s a series of accompanying videos that help a little bit, but I was still confused most of the time.