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

In-car Nav Systems: how Good?
34
Global Positioning System (Automotive use), Automobiles (Rating)
Tech at the Toy Fair
38
American International Toy Fair, Electronic toys
From Plants to Plastic
46
Cargill Dow Polymers LLC, Plastics, Corn products
The New Big Bang Theory
50
Remington Arms Co., Inc, Rifles
Battle of the Behemoths
72
Chevrolet Suburban (Automobile), Ford Excursion (Automobile)
Dominating Daytona
94
Daytona 500 (Race)
Digital Dreams in Sin City
96
Consumer Electronics Show
Sun Room
106
Porch rooms, Houses, Remodeled
John Deere 4100 Compact Utility Tractor
112
Garden tractors (Rating)
Concrete
115
Concrete

What's Up with Missile Defense?
76
National Missile Defense program
Flying on 2 Wheels
80
Jeremy McGrath, Motorcycles, Racing (Design)
Cast with Class
84
Fishing tackle (Design)
Changing Times
89
Watches, Electronic (Design)
Replacing a Patio Door
119
Patio doors
Curing Premature Brake Wear
134
Brakes, Automobile (Maintenance and repair)
Think It's New? Think Again!
152
Reflective clothing, Fashion (History)

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