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Cranberry Bogs: How are cranberries harvested?

Discover the farming methods used to cultivate one of the world’s most versatile fruits Cranberries are cultivated for juices, jams, sauces and other edible products in Europe, across North America and in some parts...

How does laser hair removal work?

How does light help to get rid of unwanted hair? Silky smooth skin has been in fashion since the Middle Ages, so it’s no surprise that countless methods have been developed over the years,...

Wish list: Camping gadgets 2019

©Powertraveller Powertraveller Solar Adventurer ​ Gadgets can be an excellent addition to any outdoor venture, but keeping them charged can be difficult. The Solar Adventurer, however, can solve your power problems with help from...

How will we fix the plastic problem?

Plastic waste is choking the planet. What can we do to clean the trash from the oceans? Somewhere between Hawaii and California, a vast inflatable coastline sweeps through the sea. Beneath a 600-metre-long float,...

How are tyres made?

Discover what it takes to produce road-ready wheels The very first road vehicle wheels, used for carts and wagons, were made solely of metal or wood. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s with the discovery...