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

They sample hot clouds
56
Nuclear weapons (Testing), Decontamination (from gases, chemicals, etc.)
Lightning tamers of the airways
97
Aviation (Lightning hazards)
Low-current electrical cable in tape form invented
102
Electric cables
Rocket platform in the sky
104
Rockets (Astronomical use)
Shelters of sprayed plastic may be houses of future
105
Plastic houses

Over-the-shoulder bombing
106
Aerial bombing
Volkswagen gets more glass
111
Automobiles, Foreign
Our home at the bottom of the world
115
Antarctic regions
Four-story missile helps solve re-entry problem
120
Rockets
Here's how to see through fog
122
Charles Randolph MARSH, Automobiles (Lighting), Fog
Rockets hurl fire extinguishers
126
Rockets in fire prevention
Cheap to operate, easy to handle and park, say owners of English Fords
131
Automobiles, Foreign
Engineer analyzes the British Ford
134
Automobiles, Foreign
Driving the British Ford Anglia
135
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles, Foreign
Science showman
136
Ira Maximilian Freeman; 1905-1987, Physics (Experiments)
Big news for boatersl the V4 outboard
140
Outboard motors
Introducing two homes for 1957
144
Houses (Designs and plans)
Paper your rooms with cloth
152
Wall coverings
Concrete block goes modern
156
Concrete blocks
House that stores the sun
158
Solar heating
We call it our rock of Gibraltar
176
Building
Building s-p-a-c-e in your closets
186
Closets
From the ground up
190
Fireplaces
Hunter, spare those antlers
195
Antlers
Fancy candles are easy to make
202
Candles
Fun for your Halloween party
206
Games, Halloween
Repair, don't junk broken china
210
Pottery (Care)
Sea captain's desk
214
Desks
Shelf and picture frame for modern home
217
Picture frames and framing, Shelves and racks
Drag strip in your basement
218
Toy automobiles
Densitometer speeds photo enlarging
223
Densitometers and densitometry, Photography (Enlargers and enlarging)
Portable power saws
227
Saws and sawing
Chucking arbor cuts round tenons
237
Arbors and mandrels
Prescriptions for common tv troubles
245
Television receivers (Maintenance and repair)

Common terms and phrases