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Popular Mechanics

January/February 2022
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.

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

Popular Mechanics

2 Can’t Stop Thinking About • STRANGELY COMPELLING AND COMPELLINGLY STRANGE TOPICS OUR STAFF IS OBSESSING OVER

ELON MUSK WANTS TO UPGRADE YOUR BRAIN

Teaching Quantum Materials How to Remember

WHAT WE’RE LEARNING FROM SEA SLUGS’ GIANT NEURONS

How to Recover a Stuck Vehicle by Yourself

SELF-RECOVERY AND SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS

How to Build a Particle Collider on the Moon—And Why We Should

WHAT IS A DYSON SPHERE?

There’s Now a Way to Make Soldiers Invisible

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOLDIER CAMOUFLAGE

Did Ancient Supernovae Change the Course of Life on Earth?

I Spy: Iron-60

How to Use Math to Beat Everyone at Pool

Is It Possible to Build a Can’t-Miss Pool Table?

The Science Behind the Reality-Bending Mandela Effect

Planting False Memories on Purpose

THE FATAL ENGINEERING FLAW BEHIND THE DEADLIEST ACCIDENTAL BUILDING COLLAPSE IN U.S. HISTORY

HOW ONE FAILURE CHANGED CONSTRUCTION FOREVER

THE HOLY GRAIL OF BATTERIES IS HERE • Solid-state lithium batteries can last 25 years and charge an electric vehicle in minutes.

HOW I RESTORED A LEGENDARY WOODEN WWII FIGHTER PLANE • Britain delivered more than 6,700 de Havilland DH.98 Mosquitos during WWII, but when Denholm’s team began their build, none of the planes were airworthy.

WHEN MOSQUITOS CRASHED THE NAZIS’ PARTY

Do Everything Better. • “DO EVERYTHING BETTER” IS FAIRLY BROAD. BUT THINK OF IT IN THE CONTEXT OF GEAR: The best product is the one that facilitates, helping you accomplish whatever you’re after more easily, efficiently, and to the best of your abilities. Whether you’re building a deck, fixing a meal as part of your new cooking passion, or running a meeting remotely, the stuff here, which we’ve vetted and tested, will aid you in getting it done.

HOME

TECH

OUTDOOR

AUTO

TOOLS

Clearing the Surface to Find the Best Wiper Blade

HOW IT SHOOK OUT

WHY BEAM WIPERS ARE BETTER • Beam-style wipers have been around for several decades, cementing themselves as the superior option over their traditional framestyle relatives. Clever design and engineering has allowed a steady increase in performance.

THE BEST OF THE TEST

Making the Most Out of Your Grinder

GENERAL GRINDING SAFETY

DEALING WITH DUST • Grinding is messy—grit flies everywhere. While it may be tempting to use a traditional shop dust-collection system, don’t. Particles of metal coming off grinding wheels are hot and could ignite fine, dry sawdust in a dust collector, causing a fire. There are dust-collection systems specific for grinding, but they’re usually geared toward commercial use, quite expensive, and not practical in a home. Try these strategies to deal with the grit flying around in your shop.

13 How to Be Good at What You Do • // TED EYNON, 58, OWNER OF MEIER SKIS, DENVER //

HOW IT’S DONE


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 86 Publisher: Hearst Edition: January/February 2022

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: December 9, 2021

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

Languages

English

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.

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

Popular Mechanics

2 Can’t Stop Thinking About • STRANGELY COMPELLING AND COMPELLINGLY STRANGE TOPICS OUR STAFF IS OBSESSING OVER

ELON MUSK WANTS TO UPGRADE YOUR BRAIN

Teaching Quantum Materials How to Remember

WHAT WE’RE LEARNING FROM SEA SLUGS’ GIANT NEURONS

How to Recover a Stuck Vehicle by Yourself

SELF-RECOVERY AND SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS

How to Build a Particle Collider on the Moon—And Why We Should

WHAT IS A DYSON SPHERE?

There’s Now a Way to Make Soldiers Invisible

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOLDIER CAMOUFLAGE

Did Ancient Supernovae Change the Course of Life on Earth?

I Spy: Iron-60

How to Use Math to Beat Everyone at Pool

Is It Possible to Build a Can’t-Miss Pool Table?

The Science Behind the Reality-Bending Mandela Effect

Planting False Memories on Purpose

THE FATAL ENGINEERING FLAW BEHIND THE DEADLIEST ACCIDENTAL BUILDING COLLAPSE IN U.S. HISTORY

HOW ONE FAILURE CHANGED CONSTRUCTION FOREVER

THE HOLY GRAIL OF BATTERIES IS HERE • Solid-state lithium batteries can last 25 years and charge an electric vehicle in minutes.

HOW I RESTORED A LEGENDARY WOODEN WWII FIGHTER PLANE • Britain delivered more than 6,700 de Havilland DH.98 Mosquitos during WWII, but when Denholm’s team began their build, none of the planes were airworthy.

WHEN MOSQUITOS CRASHED THE NAZIS’ PARTY

Do Everything Better. • “DO EVERYTHING BETTER” IS FAIRLY BROAD. BUT THINK OF IT IN THE CONTEXT OF GEAR: The best product is the one that facilitates, helping you accomplish whatever you’re after more easily, efficiently, and to the best of your abilities. Whether you’re building a deck, fixing a meal as part of your new cooking passion, or running a meeting remotely, the stuff here, which we’ve vetted and tested, will aid you in getting it done.

HOME

TECH

OUTDOOR

AUTO

TOOLS

Clearing the Surface to Find the Best Wiper Blade

HOW IT SHOOK OUT

WHY BEAM WIPERS ARE BETTER • Beam-style wipers have been around for several decades, cementing themselves as the superior option over their traditional framestyle relatives. Clever design and engineering has allowed a steady increase in performance.

THE BEST OF THE TEST

Making the Most Out of Your Grinder

GENERAL GRINDING SAFETY

DEALING WITH DUST • Grinding is messy—grit flies everywhere. While it may be tempting to use a traditional shop dust-collection system, don’t. Particles of metal coming off grinding wheels are hot and could ignite fine, dry sawdust in a dust collector, causing a fire. There are dust-collection systems specific for grinding, but they’re usually geared toward commercial use, quite expensive, and not practical in a home. Try these strategies to deal with the grit flying around in your shop.

13 How to Be Good at What You Do • // TED EYNON, 58, OWNER OF MEIER SKIS, DENVER //

HOW IT’S DONE


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  • Details

    Frequency:
    Every other month
    Pages:
    86
    Publisher:
    Hearst
    Edition:
    January/February 2022

    OverDrive Magazine
    Release date: December 9, 2021

  • Formats
    OverDrive Magazine
  • Languages
    English