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The mechanics of mountain bikes

Learn about the impressive engineering that makes mountain bikes so great for off-road adventures.
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How to service your bike

Spring is finally here and it’s time to get outside! Find out how to keep your bike in tip-top condition before taking to the roads, tracks or trails
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The future of warships revealed

Stealth technology, laser defence weapons, advanced gun systems. Discover how tomorrow’s navies will rule the waves
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How reaction controls made space flight possible

As you might expect, launching humans into space required a great deal of clever engineering and innovation. But before the enormous rockets and shiny lander modules, it was a few quirky theories and outlandish inventions that really helped pave the way for space travel as we know it. New book Breaking The Chains Of Gravity tells the story of the scientific advances, personalities and rivalries that laid the foundations for the space race between America and Russia

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