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

They stumbled on success
81
Inventions, Scientific research
Flying game warden
87
Airplanes in patrol work, Game wardens
You think you're going crazy
88
Princeton University, Optical illusions
Hall of a thousand illusions
97
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)
Hydrogen bomb
106
Hydrogen bombs
New look in lawn furniture
173
Outdoor furniture
Toy cement mixer
183
Toys
More light from old lamps
184
Lamps
Crafting with glass blocks
187
Glass blocks and bricks
What to do about clogged drains
188
Sewer cleaning

Thunder in a new package
110
Princeton University, Jet propulsion, Launch vehicles
Small town television
114
Ed PARSONS, Television transmission
Powerful radio station uses mountains as antenna masts
121
Radio stations
Are we running dry?
122
Groundwater, Water supply
Grandma's right about the weather
126
Climate
Heavyweight champion logger
130
Lumbering (Equipment)
Radio up your sleeve
133
Cledo Brunetti, Radio equipment, Radiotelephone
Tests settle recoil controversy
137
Shooting
Mining coal with fire
140
Coal gasification
Shooting the Grand canyon in a power boat
144
Boats and boating, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Commute by jet
149
Airplanes, Jet
Kenaf, the new fiber crop
156
Kenaf
Back-packing in the mountains
161
Camping (Equipment)
New machines fight for your health
166
Medical supplies
Sandbox with built-in seats doubles as table
195
Sandboxes
Finger trap
197
Gadgets
Moving-day pointers
201
Moving
Pour your own flagstone walk
206
Walks (Paths)
Timer-switchboard for your darkroom
209
Photography (Equipment)
Movie-camera setups
210
Motion picture photography
Use the right abrasive
213
Sandpaper, Wood (Finishes and finishing)
Adjustable fence for homemade shaper
219
Shapers (Machinery)
Keeping hand-saws sharp
222
Files and rasps, Saws and sawing
Nine speeds forward for your bicycle
226
Bicycles
Rectangular picture tube in 1950 tv sets
229
Television receivers
No. 2 progressive all-wave a.c. overseas dxer for students
230
Shortwave radio receivers
Low-cost battery charger employs selenium rectifiers
232
Storage batteries (Charging)

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