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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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How much oil has Russia?
56
Petroleum industry (Soviet Union)
Saga of the DC-3
65
Airplanes, Freight, Airplanes, Military transport
How you can spot the satellite
72
Artificial satellites (Tracking)
Iron curtain cars
78
Automobiles, Foreign
Railroad laboratory cuts operating costs
80
Locomotives

Gold cup racers aim at 200 miles per hour
82
Motor boat racing, Motor boats
Trailer home folds for travel
90
Automobile trailers
Trapeze take-off for Ryan Vertijet
95
Airplanes, Vertical take-off and landing
Power shovel has eighty-ton bite
96
Excavating machinery
What you can learn on an economy run
100
Automobile engines (Energy usage)
Which grass for your lawn?
106
Grasses, Lawns
Seagoing game wardens
113
California Dept. of Fish and Game, Game wardens
Owners report: Mercury styling makes big hit with owners
118
Automobiles
Driving the Mercury Montclair
123
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
He dreamed up his own narrow-gauge
126
Bob BUCHMANN, Model railroads
They find water on the desert
131
Groundwater, Water supply (Southwestern States)
Hop, skip and jump land
134
Playgrounds (Equipment), Monterey (Calif.) (Parks)
In the interest of higher fi
141
Audio systems
Featherweight tent for two
156
Tents
Hoist eases boat cleaning
161
Hoisting equipment
Can you name 'em?
162
Kitchen utensils and appliances
Carry luggage on top
165
Automobiles (Equipment)
Build a moon watch telescope
170
Telescopes
Correcting for parallax
173
Viewfinders (Photography)
You can handle those small concrete jobs
174
Concrete work
Back-yard ferris wheel has three speeds
178
Ferris wheels
New auto horns are better
182
Automobile horns
Solder clamping small parts
185
Solder and soldering
Use the right hanger
189
Hardware
Steel tubes support Swedish spans: Skagerak
240
Bridges

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