How It Works issue 55 preview

* Bright innovations of 2014 – From wearable gadgets to next-gen spacecraft and medical breakthroughs, find out what science and technology are set to shape the year ahead

* Surviving the Antarctic – Explore the coldest continent on the planet and find out what critters call it home

* World’s fastest vehicles – Discover the unique engineering that adapts cars, boats, planes and more for life in the fast lane

* Amazing science machines – Inside the clever technology helping to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the universe

* Hunting asteroids – How are space rocks classified and what methods do we use to detect them before they strike Earth?

* Building demolition – We talk to an expert to get the inside track into how old buildings are safely razed to the ground