Category: Transport

Daredevil stunt drivers

We investigate some of the most tyre-smoking, death-defying stunts that seem to fly in the face of physics It’s hard to watch the incredible vehicular stunts in films such as Fast and Furious and...

How do dogsleds work?

This traditional form of transport can tackle even the snowiest terrain Over 9,000 years ago, people in northeastern Siberia started selectively breeding dogs for size, strength and stamina that were able to pull sleds...

F-35: How to build a fighter jet

How It Works visits the Texan F-35 factory that builds stealth fighters for the USA and the world Just a short drive away from Dallas, Texas is the town of Fort Worth, home to...

Extreme off-road vehicles

How can four-wheel drives conquer any terrain? Traditionally, cars are two-wheel drive. This means that only two wheels receive power from the engine at the same time — either the front or back set...

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...

How are cars painted?

A vehicle’s colours and coatings are more than just decorative – they also provide protection Whether your car is bright orange or plain white, the perfect paint job is not just about the colour...