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

Troubleshooting with GM's diagnostic connector
35
Automobiles (Electric equipment), Testing equipment
PM taste-tests future food
50
Food (Packaging, Sensory evaluation)
Stirling Moss road tests the De Lorean sports car
65
Sports cars (Rating)
How lab sleuths use science to fight crime
68
Richard F. DEMPEWOLFF, Criminal investigation
Now: small $200 speakers that can take 100 watts of power
72
Loudspeakers (Testing)
Nuts-and-bolts sight
100
Cornea, Artificial
Medicine
100
Medical news
Lear's light pusher
101
Airplanes, Business (Design)
Fish farm follow-up
102
Fish culture, Greenhouses, Heat recovery, Houses, Remodeled
Undersea TV.
103
Acoustic imaging, Television in oceanography, Ultrasonic waves (Oceanographic use)

PM tests six 4X4s with split personalities
74
Four wheel drive vehicles
AMC's snowbird supreme--the Eagle wagon
77
Station wagons (Four wheel drive, Rating)
Sea Drive: OMC's new sterndrive outboard
78
Motor boat engines (Rating)
AMC SC/4
80
Driving GM's J-cars
82
Automobiles (Front wheel drive, Testing)
Engineering the J-cars
83
Automobile engineering
Cadillac Cimarron: GM goes after BMW.
84
Automobiles (Testing)
Turbocharging puts the zap back in the Z-car
85
Automobile engines (Superchargers), Sports cars (Rating)
10 big cameras you can hide in your hand
86
Cameras
PM owners report
88
Chrysler Imperial
Mini-motors for economy boating
90
Motor boat engines
This dollhouse is a toy box, too!
94
Doll houses
Engine never idles as steel flywheel spins out savings
98
Automobile engines (Energy usage), Automobiles, Experimental, Flywheels
Engineer never idles as steel flywheel spins out savings
98
Andy Frank
Agile bell, robot sub
99
Diving bells, Oceanographic submersibles

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