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

We're racing a power shortage
89
Electricity supply
Shedding light on lighting
94
Street lighting
Here's the new crop of light cars
96
Compact cars
Self-driven berth simplifies seaplane moorings
102
SEAPLANESLanding areas
Life story in pictures
104
Insects (Photographs)
Ranger's day is never done
156
United States National Park Service
Architecture from the ground up
164
Frank Lloyd Wright; 1867-1959, Architecture (Study and teaching)
Pulling the fangs of war
170
Bombs, Explosives
Venetians stroll on famed canals with pneumatic water skis
176
WATER skis and ski running
Novelty hardware you can make
178
Hardware

Biggest ramjet faster than sound
105
Jet propulsion
He built a home of sawdust-concrete
106
Building materials, Diatomaceous earth, Wood waste
Electric blackboard
112
Projectors
Metal fingers pump liquid through tube in waves
112
Pumping machinery
Livelier golf ball
113
Golf balls
Iceberg hunt
114
United States Coast Guard International Ice Patrol, United States Coast Guard
Package engines on ocean ships may be attached outside hull
119
Diesel engines, Marine
Giant Arizona cactus is transplanted
126
Tree planting
Flying doctors of northern Australia
128
Airplanes in medical care
Guardians of the rails
131
Railroad detectives
How do pigeons navigate?
137
Henry Lincoln YEAGLEY, Orientation, Pigeons
Sandwich walls
142
Panel construction
Danish sea-going ferry has landing-craft bow
143
Ferries
Look, no hands!
144
Helicopters
Unit system for home cuts building costs
147
Building (Standards)
Setting the stage for an ad
148
Photography, Advertising
Pinless bowling
153
Bowling

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