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

Wonder food for plants: vitamin B1
161
PLANTS, Effect of vitamins on, Vitamin B1
It's easy to fly your own
168
Airplanes (Private ownership)
Uncle Sam helps himself
174
Chemical industry, United States (Industries)
Three-man submarine makes 1,800-foot dive
176
Submarines
Winning races in the pits
177
Automobile racing, Automobiles, Racing
Sun's corona poses for a television picture
245
Television, Sun (Corona)
Counting noses
248
United States (Census)
Making better home movies
252
Motion pictures (Amateur films)
Turn this graceful three-tier table
257
Tables, Turning (Machine work)
Scrolled hot pads of plywood
261
Plywood, Table mats, tiles, etc

Big eye takes shape
188
California Institute of Technology Astrophysical Observatory, Telescopes
Forest-fire fighters parachute into treetops
193
Smokejumpers, Parachuting in forest fire control
Super-senses of science
194
Scientific equipment
There's magic in everything
200
Tricks
What's in the air?
206
Air
Radio goes to war
210
Radio broadcasting (War news)
Camera fights paintbrush in camouflage war
215
Camouflage
Target plane controlled by radio
222
Remotely piloted vehicles, Radio control
Young giant of sport
226
Justin H. BARRY, Basketball
Rookie goes to college
232
United States Army (Education, Recruiting, enlistment, etc)
Fliers watch own plane land by television
237
Television
How long can germs live?
238
Ira Bennett BARTLE, Bacteriology
America's dinner rides the rails
242
Railroads (Freight service, Refrigerator cars)
Furnishing the doll house
262
Doll furniture
Movie titles that live
269
Motion pictures
Fun with steam engines
274
Steam engines
Novel shelf and table ornaments in brass
277
Brassware
Tilting-head stand for new photoflood lamp
279
Photography (Light and lighting)
Designed for dogs
280
Kennels
Snug skull caps of paper are easy to fold
283
Caps (Hats)
Streamlined midget trailer serves your vacation needs
284
Automobile trailers
Radio equipment for small craft
295
Boats and boating (Radio equipment)
Two-band flashlight-battery set
296
Radio receivers
Electrical recording for the home or school
298
Sound (Recording and reproducing)
Large disks turned on this lathe
301
Turning (Machine work)
Blast burners you can make
315
Burners

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