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

Look what happens when the atom strikes a valley
81
Nuclear energy (Social aspects), Gaseous diffusion plants, Scioto River Valley (Ohio)
Interceptors seek, find and kill enemy electronically
87
Radar (Military use), Radar in aviation
What will it take to win at Indianapolis?
88
Automobiles, Racing
Owners report: what owners think of the Plymouth
92
Automobiles
Clymer tests the 1956 Plymouth
93
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
Crime detectives solve chemical fingerprints
156
Chromatographic analysis, Criminal investigation, Electrophoresis
Build your own hi-fi speaker enclosure
161
Loudspeakers
Humidity-controlled electronic switch
163
Thyratrons, VACUUM tubes (Control use)
Build your own greenhouse
165
Greenhouses
Miniature desk is cigarette holder
171
Cigarette cases

How to beat the traffic jam at the water's edge
104
Boats and boating, Docks, wharves, etc, Marinas
New French revolution in the air
112
Airplane industry (France), Airplanes, Experimental
They cook the rainbow into rock
118
F. Leland ELAM, Rhyolite
Giant retriever for landing craft
120
Landing craft
Twenty-four-mile causeway uses prefabrication
121
Bridges, Lake Pontchartrain (La.)
Tv that looks two ways
126
Television receivers
Shooting salmon from the sky
130
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Airplanes in wildlife conservation, Fish census, Salmon
Eyes over the ocean
136
Loran
Mobile sprinkler system for irrigated farms
140
Sprinklers
Citroen springs some surprises
142
Automobiles
What to pack for winter
146
Camping (Equipment)
Manhattan in miniature to take world tour
147
Models of cities, towns, etc
Electric farm hands take over the chores on a 400-acre farm
150
Electricity on the farm
Missouri River towboat destroys sand bars
154
Tugboats, Missouri River
Stowaway chess table
172
Chess
Fix your wagon for roughing it
174
Automobiles (Camping equipment)
What to do about roof leaks
181
Roofs and roofing (Maintenance and repair)
Photo sketching
186
Art and photography
Plant stand
191
Plant stands, flower stands, etc
Put your garden hose underground
192
Sprinklers
Can on trailer wall provides running water in isolated area
206
Automobiles (Camping equipment), Portable water tanks
Multipurpose power tools
207
Machine tools
Shop chair
213
Chairs
Shop hints
214
Machine shops
Steady rest for metal-cutting lathe
217
Lathes
Improved light bulb is more efficient
250
Electric lamps
New phonetic alphabet for air-ground communications
254
Alphabet

Common terms and phrases