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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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Will the next war be fought in space?
47
Artificial satellites (Military use), Space flight (Military use)
New styles for staying afloat
52
Life preservers
Driving the Ford Fiesta
54
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Driving the Lambda Sond Volvo
57
Automobiles (Environmental aspects), Station wagons, Foreign (Rating)
PM owners report
58
Dodge Charger
New rides for white-water action
80
Running rapids
Driving the Diesel Rabbit
82
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Special diesel section
82
Diesel engines, Automotive
Driving the Diesel Oldsmobile
84
Automobiles (Testing)
You can do it yourself if you buy a diesel! Rabbit engine
86
Diesel engines, Automotive (Maintenance and repair)

Eavesdrop on the world with these hot new receivers
61
Shortwave radio receivers
Ham-only receiver gives more for less
63
Ham radio (Equipment)
Big boom in gas bags
64
Airships
Computerized scanners: action at your fingertips
68
Radio receivers
PM's motor home of the future
72
Campers, Truck
From crud to chrome
76
Motorcycles, Antique (Collectors and collecting)
I built my own home computer system
79
Computers (Home use)
22 energy-miser tricks that cut your living costs
88
Houses (California), Energy conservation
Programmed watering--what a way to grow
92
Sprinklers
Pitch a room outdoors
94
Garden houses, shelters, etc
6 wood projects you can build and enjoy this summer
96
Woodworking (Projects)
9 ways to miter by hand
100
Miter boxes, gages, etc
Rod carrier for quick-draw fishing
103
Automobiles (Equipment), Fishing tackle (Storage)

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