Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s 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

PS2 Syncs
33
Final Fantasy VII (Game), Home computer networks (Equipment, Rating), Hard disk drives (Rating), PlayStation computer game machines (Games)
Slim Devices
34
MP3 players (Rating)
Electric Rockets
40
Ion propulsion, Space vehicles (Propulsion systems)
Motorize Any Bike
44
Motorized bicycles (Rating)
World's Fastest Elevator
48
Toshiba Corporation, Taipei Financial Center (Taiwan), GFC Ltd, Elevators (Speed)
Screenings
76
Video projectors (Rating)
Season Preview: NASCAR 2004
81
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Automobile racing drivers, Stock car racing (North America), Winston Cup (Automobile race)
A New NASCAR.
82
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co (Suits and claims), Nextel Communications Inc, Automobile racing drivers, Stock car racing (Economic aspects), Winston Cup (Automobile race), Corporate sponsorship, Automobile racing (Organization and administration), Nextel Cup (Automobile race), Tobacco industry (Suits and claims)
Quest for Speed
86
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Roush Racing (Firm), Stock car racing (Rules), Racing automobiles (Speed, Design), Automobile engineering
The Quest for More Speed
88
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Stock car racing, Racing automobiles (Speed, Design)

Reports From Around the World
52
Land Rover Freelander (Automobile), Acura TL (Automobile), Dodge Ram (Truck), Pontiac G6 (Automobile)
Detroit Spy Report
56
Chevrolet Corvette (Automobile), Ford Mustang (Automobile), Chevrolet Sportster (Automobile)
Building A Better Buick
60
Hot rods, Buick Roadmaster (Automobile)
Weapons of the Insurgents
64
Defense industry (Iraq), Paramilitary forces (Iraq), Iraq War, 2003- (Weapons), Iraq (Armed Forces, Defenses)
Fast Glass
70
Motor boat engines (Rating), Motor boats (Rating)
Groundskeeper
92
Sheds
Power Trip
98
International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo, Power tools (Rating), Garden equipment (Rating), Lawn equipment (Rating)
How To Install A Stone Walkway
103
Stone construction, Walks (Paths)
Replacing A Serpentine Engine Belt
114
Automobile engines (Belts)
How to Stop a Car With No Brakes
134
Brakes, Automobile (Defects), Automobiles (Stopping), Survival skills

Common terms and phrases