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

Googly Eyes
22
Google, Inc, Google Maps (Web site), Artificial satellites (Navigational use)
Cleanups That Worked
26
Hazardous waste site remediation
Dear DARPA . .
28
United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Airplanes, Military (Design), Remotely piloted aircraft
Shred Reckoning
34
Paper shredders (Rating)
Next-Generation Gaming Consoles
36
Nintendo computer game machines, X-Box (Computer game machine), PlayStation computer game machines
Eight Steps for Coming Back Alive
64
Wilderness survival (Equipment), Survival skills
When Bad Things Happen to Good Projects
70
Do-it-yourself work
Big Shots
76
Fantastic Four (Motion picture: 2005), Stealth (Motion picture), Dukes of Hazzard (Motion picture), Supercross: The movie (Motion picture), Motion picture makeup, Motion picture stunts, Motion pictures (Special effects)
Cutting Class
80
Jig saws (Rating)
Your Table Is Ready
84
Picnic tables

Back in the Light
40
Mitsubishi Eclipse (Automobile)
Farming's New Wave
46
Fish populations, Aquaculture (International aspects, Environmental aspects)
Lessons from Iraq
50
Iraq War, 2003- (Strategy, Terrorist operations), Terrorism and technology, United States (Armed Forces, Iraq, Military policy)
Street Sweeping Crews
52
United States Marine Corps, Iraq War, 2003- (Strategy, Terrorist operations), Urban warfare, United States (Armed Forces, Iraq)
The Fight for Family Wagon Supremacy: Freestyle Vs. Outback
56
Subaru Outback (Automobile), Ford Freestyle (Automobile)
How It Works
60
Sailboats (Design), Sailboat racing
Would You Survive?
62
Wilderness survival, Survival skills, Survival and emergency equipment
Concrete Out of Joint
88
Concrete work, Walks (Paths) (Maintenance and repair)
Lubrication Basics
94
Lubrication and lubricants
Servicing Drum Brakes
99
Brakes, Automobile (Maintenance and repair)
Gasket Juggling
103
Automobiles (Gaskets, Maintenance and repair)
TV in a Pocket
107
Portable computer game machines (Rating), PlayStation computer game machines
Camera Operator
120
Dave Knox (American motion picture cameraman.), Cinematography

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