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

First Medical Accelerator to Zap Tumors with Protons
13
Particle accelerators (Medical use), Cancer (Therapy), Proton therapy
Shifting when the Power is on
34
Bicycles (Transmission)
Repairing Old Brickwork
40
Brick construction (Maintenance and repair)
Rally Round the Amazon
44
Automobile rallies (Latin America)
Ultimate Test for a Tough Bike
44
Mountain bicycles (Rating)
Pan American Express
77
Garry Sowerby (Canadian long distance driving record holder.), Tim Cahill (American travel writer.), Trucks (Four wheel drive), Truck speed records, Pan American Highway System
Stepstool/chair
80
Chairs, Stools
Book Stand
84
Book stands
Supersaw
85
Radial saws
Boating '88
89
Boats and boating

Super Visions
48
Videotape recorders and recording (Rating), Camcorders (Rating)
Telephony with Pictures
50
Videophones
The Rating Game
51
Television programs (Ratings)
In the Footsteps of Fuller
52
R. Buckminster Fuller; 1895-1983, Tensegrity Systems Corporation, Puzzles, Tensegrity
Quad 4: the Inside Story
62
Automobile engines (Design)
Car of the Future (II)
66
Automobiles, Experimental, Automobile engineering
After Shocks
66
Automobiles (Springs and suspension, Hydraulic equipment)
High-tech Touchdowns
70
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc, Super Bowl (Football), Television programs (Sports, Football)
The Last Go-round
74
Phonograph (Turntables)
Euroflair is Everywhere
94
Motor boats (Design)
Big Muscle for Small Boats
100
Motor boat engines
Gear You Can't Do Without
106
Boats and boating (Equipment)
Photo Contest Winners
110
Photography (Competitions)
Art on a Roll
115
Paper holders, etc
How to Install a Folding Stairway
121
Stairways
How to Repair an Overhead Garage Door
125
Garage doors (Maintenance and repair)
Servicing Constant-velocity Joints
147
Automobiles (Joints)

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