Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

Our spy in outer space
81
Artificial satellites (Military use)
How to stay alive on mountain highways
88
Automobile driving
Trampoline diving boards
95
Diving platforms, boards, etc
Jet stream is the villain
96
Jet stream
Owners report: Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth
102
Automobiles
Patios in the sky
150
Porches
Outdoor living on a twenty-foot lot
152
Decks, patios, terraces, etc
Three pools for small lots
154
Swimming pools
Tools for your yard and garden
155
Garden equipment
Yard is for fun
156
Playgrounds, Home (Equipment)

Navy homing torpedoes fight subs
108
Torpedoes
Quick power when disaster strikes
109
Electric generators
Car tent
113
Tents
Carving a bowl from plywood
114
Bowls, Plywood, Wood carving
They built a dam like a road
116
Dams
On the trail of meteorites
118
Harvey Harlow NININGER, Meteorites
It's moving day!
121
Moving
Forecasting floods by radar
130
Floods, Radar meteorology
Push a button and you make beef
134
Cattle feeders
Sportsman's cabin
137
Cabins
K rations for the zoo
140
Animals (Food and feeding), Zoos
Teen-agers set up a phone system
143
Telephone
We built a family room outdoors
144
Decks, patios, terraces, etc
Screens for pools or patios
158
Fences
Build-your-own portable PA system
159
Loudspeakers
Attracting songbirds to your garden
163
Birdhouses, Bird feeders
Golf cart, or family runabout
166
Golf (Equipment), Motor scooters
Insulated home for your dog
172
Kennels
Home target range
175
Targets
Bozo the puppet
178
Puppets and puppet plays
Gardening hints
186
Gardens and gardening
Build a playwood-sheathed boathouse
194
Bathhouses
Buying a used camera
200
Cameras
How to cut lap joints
207
Joints (Carpentry)
That third wire
214
Kitchen utensils and appliances, Electric wire and wiring

Common terms and phrases