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Camera tech: How to take a photo in manual mode

Get to grips with the exposure triangle and discover how a digital camera captures an image with this simple explanation from Digital Photographer magazine’s Matt Bennet..
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Seeking to answer all of your most burning questions, the annual edition of How It Works consists of the weirdest, coolest, most revealing and most inspiring content of the year

Fingerprints: Can they reveal your ethnicity?

Fingerprints have long been used by the police to identify missing persons and catch criminals, but only now are we really starting to discover the true range of applications fingerprints really have

What is a supermoon?

What causes the Moon to occasionally appear bigger and brighter than usual
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What is an equinox?

Throughout the year, Earth’s axis tilts slightly towards or away from the Sun, so that one hemisphere will have a longer day than the other, depending on which is more inclined towards our star
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Science of vision: How do our eyes enable us to see?

The structure of the human eye is so complex that it’s hard to believe that it’s not the product of intelligent design, but by looking at the eyes of other animals, scientists have shown that it evolved very gradually from a simple light-dark sensor over the course of around 100 million years

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