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Popular Mechanics

Nov 01 2019
Magazine

Popular Mechanics helps the reader master the modern world, presenting trusted information about his home, his car, his technology and the world around him. With tool tests, building projects, car reviews and more, Popular Mechanics shows the American man how to upgrade his life. And the magazine's analysis of the latest developments in technology and engineering keeps him in the know about the science behind the news-from alternative energy to military technology to digital privacy. Each month, nearly 9 million curious minds turn to Popular Mechanics for advice and in-depth reporting. Get Popular Mechanics digital magazine subscription today.

PURSUE POSSIBILITY

My Pop Life • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF

Popular Mechanics

My Pop Life • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF

How to Make Your Car More Like Your Phone

Milwaukee Cordless Band Saw

ROCK WOOL

Prepare Your Garage for Winter

No Heat? Try One of These

POPULAR MECHANICS WORK/SHOP • A COLLECTION OF PRODUCTS & OFFERS FROM OUR PARTNERS

The Ultimate Off-Road Toy

How the Air Force’s Secret Spaceplane Disappears

HOW TO TRACK AND PHOTOGRAPH SECRET SPACECRAFT • Earlier this year, Dutch science journalist and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh successfully snagged detailed images of the X-37B in low orbit using a hand-tracking method—catching sight of the vehicle and guiding his 10-inch reflector telescope manually—and video-based imaging techniques. Want to capture a satellite, booster rocket, or the ISS in action? Follow Vandebergh’s lead.

How One Mathematician Solved a 2,000-Year-Old Lens Problem

The Toyota 4Runner Is Outdated, Clunky—and Awesome

How Scrabble Pros Bend Words to Their Will

Weird Words That Are Scrabble-Legal • Official U.S. tournaments abide by the official Word List compiled by the North American Scrabble Players Association. Here are some of our favorite totally legal oddities.

How to Turn Old Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, and Corn Flakes Into Beer

Make Some Yourself

Causality Loops and Terminator’s 35-Year Struggle to Make Time Travel Convincing

WE ALREADY KNOW HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE

Are There Aliens in Area 51?

THE FEUD THAT CREATED AMERICA’S GREATEST RACE CAR • IN THE 1960s, FERRARI WAS DOMINATING RACING’S ULTIMATE ENDURANCE TEST. THEN THEY PISSED OFF FORD.

THE CARS • THERE ARE THREE GENERATIONS OF FORD GT. HERE’S HOW THEY STACK UP.

Mario Andretti on What It’s Like to Drive the Ford GT40 • The famed driver, now 79, raced for the Holman & Moody team at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. We talked to Andretti about his years with the GT40.

“THE SAFEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD” • How the Salesforce Transit Center went from to one of the century’s biggest construction debacles.

MIND-BOGGLING CONSTRUCTION DISASTERS AND HOW THEY COMPARE IN COST AND CONSEQUENCE

The World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World • 3,000 times as fast as the fastest mechanical breaker, this innovation could radically alter how we manage power.

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Analog Breaker

BURNING OUT • What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Stud Finders for Every Job

Knives for Surviving a Disaster—Or Just Carrying Around Every Day

5 Types of Locking Mechanisms to Know

This Technics Turntable Powered Hip-Hop’s Early Sound

Editors’ Choice • AWARD-WINNING TOOLS AND GEAR RIGOROUSLY VETTED BY OUR TEST TEAM.

How to Be Good at What You Do • CHELSEA MILLER, 35, KNIFE MAKER, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 94 Publisher: Hearst Edition: Nov 01 2019

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  • Release date: October 10, 2019

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Popular Mechanics helps the reader master the modern world, presenting trusted information about his home, his car, his technology and the world around him. With tool tests, building projects, car reviews and more, Popular Mechanics shows the American man how to upgrade his life. And the magazine's analysis of the latest developments in technology and engineering keeps him in the know about the science behind the news-from alternative energy to military technology to digital privacy. Each month, nearly 9 million curious minds turn to Popular Mechanics for advice and in-depth reporting. Get Popular Mechanics digital magazine subscription today.

PURSUE POSSIBILITY

My Pop Life • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF

Popular Mechanics

My Pop Life • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF

How to Make Your Car More Like Your Phone

Milwaukee Cordless Band Saw

ROCK WOOL

Prepare Your Garage for Winter

No Heat? Try One of These

POPULAR MECHANICS WORK/SHOP • A COLLECTION OF PRODUCTS & OFFERS FROM OUR PARTNERS

The Ultimate Off-Road Toy

How the Air Force’s Secret Spaceplane Disappears

HOW TO TRACK AND PHOTOGRAPH SECRET SPACECRAFT • Earlier this year, Dutch science journalist and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh successfully snagged detailed images of the X-37B in low orbit using a hand-tracking method—catching sight of the vehicle and guiding his 10-inch reflector telescope manually—and video-based imaging techniques. Want to capture a satellite, booster rocket, or the ISS in action? Follow Vandebergh’s lead.

How One Mathematician Solved a 2,000-Year-Old Lens Problem

The Toyota 4Runner Is Outdated, Clunky—and Awesome

How Scrabble Pros Bend Words to Their Will

Weird Words That Are Scrabble-Legal • Official U.S. tournaments abide by the official Word List compiled by the North American Scrabble Players Association. Here are some of our favorite totally legal oddities.

How to Turn Old Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, and Corn Flakes Into Beer

Make Some Yourself

Causality Loops and Terminator’s 35-Year Struggle to Make Time Travel Convincing

WE ALREADY KNOW HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE

Are There Aliens in Area 51?

THE FEUD THAT CREATED AMERICA’S GREATEST RACE CAR • IN THE 1960s, FERRARI WAS DOMINATING RACING’S ULTIMATE ENDURANCE TEST. THEN THEY PISSED OFF FORD.

THE CARS • THERE ARE THREE GENERATIONS OF FORD GT. HERE’S HOW THEY STACK UP.

Mario Andretti on What It’s Like to Drive the Ford GT40 • The famed driver, now 79, raced for the Holman & Moody team at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. We talked to Andretti about his years with the GT40.

“THE SAFEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD” • How the Salesforce Transit Center went from to one of the century’s biggest construction debacles.

MIND-BOGGLING CONSTRUCTION DISASTERS AND HOW THEY COMPARE IN COST AND CONSEQUENCE

The World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World • 3,000 times as fast as the fastest mechanical breaker, this innovation could radically alter how we manage power.

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Analog Breaker

BURNING OUT • What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Stud Finders for Every Job

Knives for Surviving a Disaster—Or Just Carrying Around Every Day

5 Types of Locking Mechanisms to Know

This Technics Turntable Powered Hip-Hop’s Early Sound

Editors’ Choice • AWARD-WINNING TOOLS AND GEAR RIGOROUSLY VETTED BY OUR TEST TEAM.

How to Be Good at What You Do • CHELSEA MILLER, 35, KNIFE MAKER, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK


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