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How It Works No. 126

Welcome to How It Works, the magazine that explains everything you never knew you wanted to know about the world we live in. Loaded with fully illustrated guides and expert knowledge, and with sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment, no subject is too big or small for How It Works to explain.

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Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome

“Dinosaurs probably all had simple developing feathers”What the dinosaurs really looked like, page 24 It’s incredible how our understanding of what the dinosaurs were really like has changed in the last 20 years. Increasingly sophisticated digital reconstruction techniques, alongside the latest DNA science and improving methods of recovering prehistoric remains, means the dinosaurs are far from the scaly reptilian monsters we once thought they were. In our special feature on page 24, we’ve spoken to the experts on prehistoric beasts at Eofauna about their latest discoveries, showing how dinosaurs looked, moved and even acted very differently to the way we thought. We’ve also spoken to visual effects creators Outpost VFX about how they bring movies to life, and to BAE/Reaction Engines, the makers of a super-fast jet engine capable of 12,000kph! Also…

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meet the team…

James Production Editor Leonardo da Vinci was a man whose ideas were hundreds of years ahead of his time. We take a look at his inventions on page 40. Scott Staff Writer The world’s grove plays a vital role, but how does each tree serve its ecosystem? Discover how trees are teeming with life on page 74. Baljeet Research Editor How can an injection protect us from illness? On page 38 we see how a vaccine readies our immune system’s very own army. Duncan Senior Art Editor Ever wondered how movie makers create terrifying monsters and enormous explosions? Find out on page 48 as we explore movie VFX.…

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meet this issue’s experts…

James Horton Former HIW member James is a biochemist and biotechnologist. He is currently doing a PhD in machine learning and evolutionary theory. Jo Stass Writer and editor Jo is particularly interested in the natural world and learning about the latest in technological innovations. Jodie Tyley The former editor of HIW and All About History has tackled many topics in her career, from science fiction to science fact, and Henry VIII to honey badgers. Laura Mears Biomedical scientist Laura escaped the lab to write about science and is now working towards her PhD in computational evolution. Stephen Ashby Stephen is a writer and editor with video games and computer tech expertise. He is endlessly intrigued by Earth science. Steve Wright Steve has worked as an editor on many publications. He enjoys looking to the past, having also written for All About…

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rock ‘blob’ triggers hundreds of earthquakes

The Hindu Kush mountain range, which stretches about 800 kilometres along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, shudders with more than 100 earthquakes at a magnitude of 4.0 or greater every year. The area is one of the most seismically active spots in the world, especially for intermediate-depth quakes (tremors forming between 70 and 300 kilometres below the planet’s surface). And yet scientists aren’t sure why. The mountains don’t sit on a major fault line, where high earthquake activity is expected, and the region is many kilometres away from the slow-motion crash zone where the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates are steadily colliding. So what’s the deal with this earthquake epidemic? According to a recent study, the Hindu Kush mountains may owe their incredible seismic reputation to a long 'blob' of…

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