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

Now Hear this
12
Tape recordings, Tape, Magnetic (Rating)
Restoration Wallpaper
24
Wallpaper and wallpapering (Reproductions)
Sharper Images
28
Photo Marketing Association Show
Superconductors: Facing Reality
32
Superconductors and superconductivity, Ceramic oxides
Power Plane Handles Tough Stuff
40
Planes and planing
Mass Transit
71
Vans (Rating)
5 Million Smiles
76
Automobiles, Automobiles, Foreign
American Hot Wax
79
Recording studios
Bruce Willis Goes Moonlighting
80
Bruce Willis (American actor.)
Power Lifters
82
Tower cranes

Quick-wrist Ratchet Wrenches
40
Ratchet wrenches
Versatile Autosound
42
Automobiles (Audio systems)
Longer Audiotape
42
Tape, Magnetic, Compact discs
Pontiac Grand Am SE Revisited
47
Automobiles (Rating)
Yamaha FZR.
48
Motorcycles (Rating)
Surfcasting with a Home-run Swing
59
Ron Arra, Fly fishing
New Wings for the President
65
Air Force One (Airplane)
Lasers at Work
67
Lasers (Industrial use)
Flying in 1995--and Beyond
68
Airlines (Passenger entertainment), Airplanes, Jet (Cabins)
Bringing SDI Down to Earth
69
Railguns, Strategic Defense Initiative
Ski Boat Shootout
86
Motor boats (Rating)
Breaking the Sound Barrier
90
Airplane speed records
Woodworking Guide
93
Woodworking
Making it Yours, Truly
95
Furniture (Design)
How Glue Works
100
Glue
Chisels
104
Chisels
Fine Dining
110
Dining tables
Elegance on the Side
116
Buffets, sideboards, etc. (Furniture)
Chairmanship
126
Chairs
What to Do when Your Car Won't Crank
135
Automobiles (Starting)

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