How It Works

How It Works Issue 14 On Sale

This month How It Works is bursting with next-gen technology and unbelievable facts. You can read up on the latest stealth technology keeping state-of-the-art planes invisible to radar. There’s also a big feature on 10 NASA inventions you use every day, plus a ground-shaking article that asks what goes on beneath the surface of the Earth? Explore the subject of cosmetic surgery and check out the 300mph road cars in production. Popular scientist Adam Hart-Davis also shares his thoughts on domestic solar panels in his new monthly How It Works column. And we also interviewed Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall to learn more about his life with wild and dangerous beasts.

Also this issue…

How does the new PlayStation Move controller translate movement into gameplay, how do water coolers keep chilled, how do rechargeable batteries work, and what goes on inside a lighthouse? We also ask what is bone marrow, how does the human hand work, and why do calories make us fat? Check out our space section to learn all about the mysterious crater on the Death Star-shaped moon Mimas and find out what a light year is. Discover which mushrooms to leave well alone in our article on deadly shrooms and see how bears catch fish and how cuttlefish can camouflage themselves. We also have rockpool ecosystems, cat’s paws and amazing octopuses. Transport junkies will enjoy learning about bullet trains, blimps, altimeters, aircranes and Sea Harriers. And with Bonfire Night looming tomorrow, why not read up on the historical significance of this event in our Gunpowder Plot article – would Guy Fawkes have succeeded in blowing up the Houses of Parliament had he not been caught? Of course there’s lots more, so we won’t spoil the surprise.

So don’t miss out, get your copy of How It Works issue 14, available in all good newsagents and supermarkets. And if you want to enjoy the magazine on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, simply visit the Apple App Store and search for How It Works, then download it for just £1.79. Check it out today!