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

Salvaging the Lutine's gold
1
Salvage (Ships)
Microbe hunters trail latest plague, sleeping sickness
10
Encephalitis, Medical research
On board a radio lighthouse
18
Radio in navigation
Mystery of the northern lights
26
Auroras
New art and science
34
Dwight FRANKLIN, Historical models
Beginner's two-tube all-wave set for batteries or a.c
108
Radio receivers
Wooden pictures
113
Overlays (Art)
Colonial spinning wheel you can build
117
Spinning wheels, Woodworking (Projects)
Air-propelled ice boat
123
Ice boats and ice boating
Making money on the ice
125
Restaurants, Ice skating, Sharpening of tools, Workshops

Electrical music
42
Electric guitar
Mystery wings
50
Birds (Flight), Wings
Golden age of transport
58
Air resistance, Railroads (Trains), Streamlining (Design), Transportation
U.S. establishes its own Devil's island
65
Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
Hazards of seagoing engineers
66
Marine engineers
Rare sugi-wood finish made at low cost
73
Wood (Finishes and finishing)
Marvels of Mars
74
Mars (Planet)
What's your ideal of a car?
82
Automobiles
Magic for everybody
100
Magic tricks
Pocket-size reflex receiver
107
Radio receivers
Winter feeding stations protect game birds
129
Birds (Food and feeding)
Midget model of the U.S.S. Pensacola
130
Ship and boat models
Homemade electric corn popper
136
Popcorn poppers
Rowing machine built for a dollar
137
Rowing machines
Equipping your chemical lab
139
Chemical equipment
Typewrite your name on tools
143
Etching
Motorizing your workshop
146
Machine tools, Woodworking machinery
Portable tool chest
153
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Automatic humidifler for home or office
155
Humidifiers

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