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

Electric-eye trap fools baboons
97
Traps
New rivers for the West
98
Excavating machinery, Irrigation (Western States), Rivers (Regulation)
Narrow gauge movies
105
Motion pictures, Television broadcasting (Motion pictures)
Basketball's sign language
112
Sign language
X-ray counter checks radiation
114
X ray equipment
Designed for junior engineers
116
Toys
Hummingbird cafeteria
123
Birds (Food and feeding), Hummingbirds
Boat won't sink or capsize and holds 80 persons
127
Lifeboats, life rafts, etc
Inside the atom city
131
Nuclear power plants, Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
How the Geiger counter works
135
Geiger counters
Self-powered recording unit turned by spring motor
136
Sound (Recording and reproducing)
Two-section bus seats 63
137
Buses
Horn-type antennas sharpen weak television signals
137
Television antennas
Harvest from the sea
138
Marine resources
Station M-O-O-N.
144
Rockets
V-tailed 4-place plane has low flying cost
145
Airplanes
Bootmaker for the stars
146
Joe NAPOLI, Motion picture actors and actresses, Shoe industry
Single steering wheel guides plane's flight
149
Airplanes (Control)
Electronic balancer for wheel senses slightest wobble
149
Automobiles (Wheels), Electronic equipment
Motorless observation kite gives eyes to submarines
151
Kites
Snow eater clears tracks
151
Snow and ice removal
Musical note adjusts plane's altimeter to avert crashes
152
Altimeters
Home town circus in Gainesville, Tex
153
Circus
Snow cycle glides down mountain slopes on carved wood runners
158
Sleds
Electronic trainer for pilots simulates flight problems
159
Aviation (Study and teaching)
Testing a new lightweight
160
Airplanes (Testing)
Self-loading truck trailer
162
Trucks
Surveyors' amphib crosses marshland
163
TANKS, Amphibian
Special delivery house
164
Houses, Prefabricated

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