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

Calling the Tunes
28
Napster 2.0 (Computer program), iTunes Store (Web site), BuyMusic.com (Web site)
How Suite It Is
30
Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd, Air travel (Social aspects), Airplanes (Electronic equipment)
The Mystery of Dark Energy
36
Dark energy (Astronomy)
Where's The Beef?
38
Jack Daniel Distillery, Barbecue cooking (Competitions), Lynchburg (Tenn.) (Description and travel)
Smallest Laser
40
Semiconductor lasers, Nanowires
Celebrating the Original
58
Mercedes-AMG GmbH (Awards), Automobile industry (History, Germany), Popular Mechanics Honored Marque Award
Laptop Astronomy
63
Telescopes (Rating)
The Churning
66
Motor boats (Rating)
All That Digital Jazz
70
MP3 players (Rating)
Success in Sin City
76
Automobile parts (Exhibitions), Automobiles (Equipment)

Reports From Around The World
42
Porsche Cayenne (Automobile), BMW X5 (Automobile), Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (Automobile), Saturn Vue (Automobile), Saturn Ion (Automobile), Infiniti QX56 (Automobile), Kia Amanti (Automobile), Mercedes-Benz SLR (Automobile)
Detroit Spy Report
48
Automobiles (Design)
Asia Spy Report
50
Automobiles (Design)
When UFOs Arrive
52
SETI Institute, Internal security, Extraterrestrials, UFOs, United States (Military policy)
Simple Pleasures
84
Tables, Shaker furniture
Replacing a Garbage Disposer
91
Refuse disposers (Installation)
Wiring Your Trailer Hitch
106
Hitches (Automobile), Automobiles (Electric wiring)
How to Find Your Way When Lost In the Woods
124
Wilderness survival, Orientation

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