How It Works Issue 123

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Published 21st March 

The potential of successfully harnessing the same power that allows a star to generate almost incalculable amounts of energy will be a game-changer for planet Earth. Imagine being able to replace dozens of fossil fuel stations and nuclear fission reactors with a single fusion power station, generating enormous amounts of cheap energy that produces zero greenhouse gases and radioactive waste. Read about the power of the Sun and the science behind fusion technology in issue 123 of How It Works.

Also this issue, we discover the animals immune to deadly venom that are helping humans make antidotes. See what crazy weather happens in other parts of the Solar System, we look at the amazing inventions the Victorians cooked up that we still use today, and much more.