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 Crash of Flight 587
28
United States National Transportation Safety Board, Wakes (Aerodynamics), Vortex motion, Transponders, Airplanes, Jet (Radar equipment), Airbus A3XX (Jet transports), American Airlines Flight 587 disaster, 2001
A Rose By Any Name
46
Buick Terraza (Automobile), Saturn Relay (Automobile)
Benz Power
50
Mercedes-Benz SLK55 (Automobile), Mercedes-Benz CLS55, Mercedes-Benz CLS500
Ceramics Class
52
Sports cars (Clutches), Porsche 911 (Automobile)
Who's Spying on You?
56
Electronic surveillance, Right of privacy
How They Raised the 'Phoenix'.
68
Flight of the Phoenix (Motion picture: 2004), Motion picture production and direction, Airplane models, Motion pictures (Special effects)
Wild in the Streets
70
Hot rods, Automobiles, Remodeled, Compact cars
Flat-Screen Face Off
76
Television receivers (Plasma displays, Rating, Liquid crystal displays)
Home Energy Checklist
80
Home economics, Energy conservation
Kid Stuff
86
Cabinets (Furniture)

Welcome to the Fishbowl
58
Right of privacy, Electronic surveillance
Digital Lock-Down
61
Right of privacy, Security systems
Tools We Can't Live Without
62
Tools
Heat Wave
92
Radiant heating (Installation)
Aim Your Headlights
103
Automobiles (Lighting, Maintenance and repair)

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