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

Jetography
81
Roy WOLFORD, Photography, Aerial, Airplanes, Jet (Photographs)
Supersonic jets get new shape to increase speed
87
Airplanes, Jet (Design)
'56 Buick
88
Automobiles
Train speeds along rails without crew
94
Railroads (Automatic train control, Trains)
Stubby sub cruises one mile deep
96
Submarines
Fighting the battle of Yorktown again
154
Theater (Production and direction)
Baby a-bombs at Camp McCoy, Wis
157
Explosions, Military training
Things they do to your dinner!
158
Food preservation and preservatives
Self-loader makes truck triple-threat unit
163
Trucks
As the twig is bent
164
Trees (Training)

Rocket-eye view from 100 miles up
100
Photography, Aerial
'55 Thunderbird owners like performance
102
Automobiles
Volkswagen gets a sport-coupe model
106
Automobiles
Gigantic dam in the Alps will take eighteen years to build
108
Dams (Switzerland)
Across four continents on two cylinders
113
Automobile touring, Latin America (Description and travel)
Radio eyes peer into space near Sydney, Australia
124
Radio astronomy, Radio telescopes
What kind of camera for you?
126
Cameras
Train rolls through maze of wires on suspended track
134
Model railroads
Here comes the Lil' Belle
135
Ship and boat models
Light bulbs in disguise
139
Lighting
Week-end cottage
140
Cottages
Hospital on wheels treats ailing pets throughout city
142
Veterinary hospitals
Celery factory, Duda farms, Oviedo, Fla
143
Celery
Miami has an electric nervous system
144
Ben DEMBY, Radio broadcasting (Government use), Miami (Fla.)
Plastics with a charge have magical effects
149
Jacque Fresco; 1916-., Plastics (Electric properties)
He made a business of camping out
150
Darrel MCOMBER, Camping
Tiny big show
153
Travis T. WOMACK, Miniature objects
How to select your hi-fi system
165
Audio systems
Wake up to music
168
Timing devices
Cover it with stick-on plastic
169
Plastics
Hammered-copper snack trays
173
Trays
Hydraulic wheel-chair support
174
Wheelchairs
New uses for mailing tubes
177
Tubes
Hamper-work table
182
Clothes hampers, Tables
Utensil cabinet has roll-top door
187
Cabinets (Furniture)
Patterncraft
188
Furniture, Children's
Homemade organs
191
Organ
You can make this print washer for $3
196
Photography (Equipment)
Trundle beds
197
Beds
Give your battery a break
202
Storage batteries
Dual-purpose chuck mount
207
Chucks (Machine work)
Saw filer
208
Files and rasps, Jigs (Tools)
Midget telescopes
211
Binoculars
Silver-soldering bandsaw blades
219
Saws and sawing

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