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

The Home Network
32
Home automation, Home computer networks (Rating), Smart household appliances (Rating)
Home Vending
36
Vending machines (Rating)
Dogfight
40
Eddie Rickenbacker; 1890-1973, World War, 1914-1918 (Aerial operations, Personal narratives, Campaigns and battles, France)
Valet Karting
44
Karts (Midget cars) (Rating)
Stopping Rogue Nukes
48
Particle detectors, Nuclear weapons (Security measures), Nuclear terrorism (Prevention), Muons
Small Shooters, Big Guns
68
Digital camcorders (Rating)
Pickups Muscle Up
72
Toyota Tundra (Truck), Ford F-150 (Truck), GMC Sierra (Truck), Chevrolet Silverado (Truck), Nissan Titan (Truck), Dodge Ram (Truck)
Duals in the Sun
78
Motorcycles (Rating)
3D Home Movies
82
3-D video equipment (Rating)
Chair Caning
84
Chair caning

Giant Oil Platforms
50
Offshore oil well drilling, Petroleum (Gulf of Mexico), Offshore oil well drilling rigs
Reports From Around The World
52
BMW 6-Series (Automobile), Porsche 911 (Automobile), Volvo S40 (Automobile), BMW X3 (Automobile)
The Other American Motorcycle
60
Indian Motorcycle Company, Vintage motorcycles (Reproductions)
Surf 'n' Turf
62
Amphibious automobiles (Rating)
Installing A Reverse Osmosis Water Filter
90
Water filters and filtration (Installation)
Removing Bumper Stickers, Window Tinting, and Pinstripes
109
Automobiles (Windows, Maintenance and repair), Bumper stickers
How to Jump From Rooftop to Rooftop
122
Roofs and roofing, Jumping, Survival skills

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