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

Voice of America speaks
1
Radio broadcasting
Road back for disabled veterans
8
Handicapped servicemen (Rehabilitation)
Prepare for ditching
14
Airplanes (Ditching), Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
Aviation in long pants
18
Aviation, Forecasting
Growing a new world
28
Agricultural chemistry

Shepherds of the convoys
33
Aircraft carriers
Nets to catch the axis
40
SUBMARINE nets
Magnesium, the lightweight giant
44
Basic Magnesium, Inc, Magnesium, Henderson (Nev.)
Horny-handed heroes
50
United States Navy Construction Battalions
Navy anchor chain withstands a 900-ton load
55
Chains
Firing range mined to recover scrap metal
56
Scrap metal
Table top war movies
57
Motion picture photography, Motion pictures and the military, World War, 1939-1945 (Motion pictures)
Lifeline of the fleet
65
UNITED STATESNavy/Bureau of supplies and accounts
Switchyards for the Nation's power
72
Electric power
Gunners of the flying porcupines
76
Aerial gunnery
Jet plane of the future
80
Airplanes (Design), Jet propulsion
Million-pound motor could hoist a destroyer
81
Electric motors

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