How It Works Issue 17

Touch screen tablets

Explore the technology behind the glass as How It Works asks what really goes on inside a touch screen tablet computer. Take a look inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab, learn how tablets connect to the internet and find out how the iPad’s multi-touch tech works.


While some superbikes are simply illegal to drive on public roads, others are flying up the highways loaded with some of the most sophisticated tech in the transport industry. Discover a selection of the planet’s most notable high-speed motorcycles and the systems helping them transform two-wheeled travel. Includes the low-down on the Hayabusa GSX1300R, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, the Yamaha YZF-R1 and the world’s fastest – but illegal – superbike, the Dodge Tomahawk.

How your blood works

Discover up close the most miraculous, life-giving substance flowing through your veins and arteries. From the components that make up your blood to the life cycle of a red blood cell, find out everything you need to know about how blood keeps you alive and kicking.


Find out how lightning is formed, learn about the many different types of lightning, locate the world’s lightning hotspots, and discover what would happen if your body was struck by lightning. Plus, did you know you’re four and a half times more likely to get struck by lightning than to win the lottery.

Exploring the Sun

At the heart of our solar system is the star we call the Sun. For many centuries humankind has been studying and observing this huge energy source. Now find out just how we have been obtaining the most groundbreaking information and incredible images of the Sun ever.

Where can I get a copy?

How It Works issue 17 is available for just £4 from 27 January in all good newsagents and supermarkets. And if you can’t get to the shops you can order your copy online from our eShop. Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch users can also enjoy every issue as a handy PixelMag for a mere £1.79. Just visit the Apple App Store and search for How It Works. Of course, the best way to ensure you never miss an issue is to subscribe, just visit Imagine Subs for more details. And don’t forget, as a subscriber you’ll also receive your copy before the magazine goes on sale anywhere else.