How It Works

Anatomy of a Red Arrow

Performing at the 2013 Bournemouth Airshow, check out the insides of the ultimate acrobatic aircraft now

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Inside the stomach

This major organ in the digestive system has several distinct regions with different functions

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OUYA teardown

Take a look at the major technology inside this open-platform console now

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Beta Pictoris planetary disc, artwork

Beta Pictoris up close

63 light years from Earth, Beta Pictoris is surrounded by a protoplanetary disc in the process of forming planets. Take a tour around it now…

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Launch Mechanism

Rollercoaster launchers

Learn about the engineering that propels thrill-seekers to 240km/h in mere seconds

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Uniform of a musketeer

Check out the essential kit worn by famed musketeer captain, Comte d’Artagnan

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Binary stars explained

How do multi-star systems form – and do planets exist where the sun sets twice?

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The Eagle Nebula explored

What goes on inside this stellar nursery and what can it tell astronomers about the complex process of star formation?

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Greek warriors

The hoplites of Ancient Greece were some of the most feared fighters in the world – find out why

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Ride-on lawnmowers

Find out how these diesel-powered cutting machines which you can drive help keep huge sports fields and lawns neat and trim

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The giant Brachiosaurus

Three times longer and two times taller than a double-decker bus, Brachiosaurus truly was a terrestrial titan of epic proportions

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Subterranean rivers

Discover how, over many millennia, water can create spectacular cave systems and secret waterfalls all hidden deep beneath the ground

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