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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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Playing With Fire
22
Hydrocarbons, Automobiles (Air conditioning, Safety measures, Fires and fire prevention), Refrigerants (Safety measures)
Runway Models
34
Richard Aboulafia, Hans Weber (American aviation industry consultant.), Airplane models (Patents), Airplanes (Designs and projects)
Hard Workers
46
Clothing and dress (Work clothes, Rating)
Tech Terms You Need to Know
48
Computers (Terminology)
Watch Out Hollywood
52
Motion pictures (Amateur films), Desktop video, Digital motion picture cameras, Peer-to-peer computing, Motion picture laws and regulations
Microbial Fuel Cell
86
Biochemical fuel cells
Whatever Happened to Nuclear?
86
Nuclear energy
Organic Solar Cells
87
Organic solar cells
Guitar Builder
88
Wayne Henderson (guitar maker.), Guitar (Construction)
Backyard Power
90
Garden tractors (Rating, Equipment)

The Whale Trackers
58
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, Airships in whale watching, Surveying, Aerial, Digital cameras
2006 Cars + Trucks of the Year
64
Infiniti M45 (Automobile), Infiniti M35 (Automobile), Hyundai Sonata (Automobile), Mercedes-Benz CLS55 (Automobile), Mercedes-Benz CLS500 (Automobile), Honda Ridgeline (Truck), GM Hummer H3 (Automobile), Pontiac Solstice (Automobile), Chevrolet Corvette (Automobile), Toyota Highlander (Automobile), Automotive Excellence Awards
Tech Marches On
72
Automobile industry (Technological innovations)
Now, in a New Car Dealership Near You
74
Automobiles (Rating, Design)
Fueling the Future
80
Power resources (Forecasting)
Wind Energy Controller
82
Wind power
Next-Generation Hybrid
83
Hybrid vehicles
What's Taking So Long? Fusion
83
Nuclear fusion
Wave Energy Buoy
84
Wave power
Birds of Mercy
94
Iraq War, 2003- (Medical and sanitary affairs, Aerial operations), Black Hawk (Military transport helicopter), Military medicine
The Big Red Shed
101
Sheds
How Your House Works: The Plumbing System
105
Plumbing (Maintenance and repair)
Dealing With Old Outlets
112
Electric outlets (Installation)
Ball Joint Replacement
123
Automobiles (Springs and suspension, Maintenance and repair)
Volume Control
128
Automobile engines (Maintenance and repair), Resonators
Home Computer Tuneup
134
Computers (Maintenance and repair)
DIY Movie Screens
138
Glare, Motion picture screens, Liquid crystal displays
Safecracker
148
Dave LaBarge (American safecracker.), Safes, Locks and keys

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