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

PM salutes Igor Sikorsky
73
Igor Sikorsky, Helicopters (History)
Eye on space
81
Outer space
Where should a small car's engine be?
82
Automobiles (Design)
Other side of paradise
84
Hawaii (Industries)
Here comes the flying bicycle!
94
Airplanes, Light
Zener-regulated power source
152
Transistors, WORKSHOPS (Power supply)
Table for your lamp
154
Tables
Bookcase guards stairwell
157
Bookcases
Dumb-waiter
158
Dumbwaiters
Home uses for urethane foam
162
Cellular plastics

Which import is best for you?
96
Automobiles, Foreign
V6 truck engine: 150,000 miles without overhaul
104
Truck engines
Jungle road knifes through the last frontier
105
Roads (Brazil)
Palace that's painted with corn
114
Oscar Howe (American painter and art teacher.); 1915-1983, Corn Palace (Mitchell, S.D.)
Playground goes modern
121
Playgrounds (Equipment)
Huge balloon will shelter largest missiles
125
Domes
Musical house for a musical family
126
Dorothy COLLINS, Raymond Scott; 1909-1994, Electronic equipment
Squash bug searches for pay dirt
136
Geological Survey (U.S.), Prospecting
Get ready for the next flood
141
California Dept. of Water Resources, Flood control
Kit-built hi-fi trims stereo costs
149
Audio systems
Rustic signpost
165
Signs and signboards
Lower your boating bill
170
Boats and boating (Maintenance and repair)
Ideas in corncribs
174
Granaries
Painting over new plaster
177
Painting, Industrial and practical, Plaster and plastering
Expanded garage houses second car and boat
180
Garages
Conversation covers for your matchbooks
182
Matchcovers
Oriental planter
184
Flower boxes, planters, etc
Why a compression test?
188
Automobile engines
Spark streams identify metals
192
Metals (Testing)
Now they're using chemicals
198
Metal cutting, Metalwork

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