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Which sport needs the fastest reaction time to survive on the field? Which sport does most damage to an athlete when it comes to impact? What does the perfect athlete looks like? How do you figure out the angle of the attack to bend it like Beckham? Discovery Science's “Sports Science” answers these questions while carrying out an unprecedented exploration into the world of science and testing the limits of athletic performance. A 13-part series, it explores the science and engineering underlying athletic endeavours. It will be aired on Wednesdays at 8.30 p.m. on Discovery Science. With the support of athletes and scientists, it will utilize cutting-edge technology to unveil the mystery behind the sports.

* * *“Ultimate Weapons” is an explosive series that looks at the latest in modern weaponry. It features sniper rifles, tanks, artillery and robotic weapons. Each episode analyses weaponry in detail and reveals their explosive power. Watch it on Saturday on Discovery Science at 10.30 p.m.

* * *In “Front Line Battle Machines”, presenter Mike Brewer heads to the frontline in Afghanistan to test hi-tech British and American weaponry and equipment being used in the fight against the Taliban. Follow Mike as he gains access to camp Bastion and Kandhar air base, revealing the latest combat vehicles and equipment, such as the SA80 rifle, Apache attack helicopter and Mastiff armoured six wheeled truck as he discovers how the new equipment has transformed the modern battlefield. It will be aired on Sunday at 10.30 p.m. on Discovery Science.

* * * It has been eight years since Rick O' Connell and Egyptologist Evelyn saved the world from a 3000-year-old mummy, Imhotep. He is back to claim immortality. He does not come back alone. When ancient titans clash, it is up to Rick and his wife to save the world and ensure that the forces of evil have been buried for good. Watch “The Mummy Returns” on Sunday at 9.30 p.m. on HBO.




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