Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís 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

Latest Timing Tech to Clock Summer Olympians
13
Sports (Computer use), Olympic Games, 1988 (Seoul, Korea), Time clocks (Sports), Image processing (Sports use)
Air-launched Space Rocket
14
Pegasus launch vehicles
Simpler Alternatives to Artificial Heart
14
Heart, Artificial
The Captain Comes Home
28
William Robert Anderson (American naval officer and congressman.), Nautilus (Submarine), Norfolk (Submarine), Submarine warfare
Battery-powered Hot Stove
30
Starting Lineup Talking Baseball (Game)
That was Then, this is Now
64
Sports cars (Rating)
Corvette Indy
66
Automobiles, Experimental (Rating)
Homework
76
Home office equipment
New Wave Watercraft
79
Jet skis (Rating)
Wonderbed
82
Beds

Tiny TV: II.
30
Television receivers (Liquid crystal displays)
Big-boat Luxury in New Pocket Cruiser
37
Cruisers (Pleasure boats) (Rating)
Dealing with Old Windows
42
Windows
Stealth SLR Bridges the Gap
46
Compact cameras (Rating)
New-age Singles: the Mini CD.
48
Compact discs, Compact disc players
Winging it
55
Stars & Stripes (Yacht), Catamarans, America's Cup races
Happy Birthday, Corvette!
58
Sports cars (History)
Corvettes at Speed
61
Racing automobiles (History)
Turning Tools
87
Tools, Turning (Machine work)
High-tech Oil Check
104
Automobiles (Lubrication and lubricants), Oil analysis
How to Locate Framing Studs
109
Stud finders (Detectors)
Pontiac STE AWD.
116
Automobiles (Four wheel drive)
Long-term Test
118
Automobiles (Rating), Automobiles, Foreign (Rating, Steering gear), Automobile engines (Superchargers)
Troubleshooting Electrical Systems
123
Automobiles (Electric wiring)
Combination Square Know-how
130
Carpenters' squares

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