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

Fighters Under Fire
32
Farnborough Air Show, F-22 (Jet fighter plane), F-35 (Jet fighter plane), Eurofighter (Airplane), Airplanes, Military (Defects)
USB Crazy
34
USB (Computer bus)
Drive Pod
38
Automobiles (Audio systems), MP3 players (Rating), BMW automobiles
The 400-mph Man
42
Ken Warby (Australian speed boat racer.), Russ Wicks (American speedboat racer.), Motor boats (Design), Fluid dynamics, Boat speed records
The Cold Truth
46
Climatic changes (Research), Global warming (Mathematical models)
Rear-Drive Redux
72
Trucks, Automobiles, Foreign, Automobiles (Rear wheel drive)
The Tech Inside: Engines
76
Automobile engines
Moving Movies
98
Portable DVD players (Rating)
Shed Reckoning
102
Sheds
Plane Truth
106
Planes and planing

World's Largest Radio Telescope
50
Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, Astronomy (Computer use), Radio telescopes, BlueGeneL (Computer)
Mining the Moon
56
Space flight to the moon, Helium, Nuclear fuels, Space mining, Moon (Surface)
Gentlemen, Start Your {Tiny} Engines
64
Miniature motorcycle racing, Motorcycles, Miniature
Building The Classic Sawhorse
124
Sawhorses
Showoffs
126
Hardware (Rating)
How To Add A Video Card
137
Graphics boards (Computers), Computers (Upgrading)

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