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Popular Mechanics

March/April 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

Introducing DaVinci Resolve 17 • Edit and color correct video with the same software used by Hollywood, for free!

My Trusty Pocket-Knife Has a Surprisingly Deep History • STRANGELY COMPELLING AND COMPELLINGLY STRANGE TOPICS OUR STAFF IS OBSESSING OVER

3 THINGS THE TL-29 CAN DO

Someday, a Pig-to-Human Organ Transplant Could Save Your Life

EXPLAINED: ALPHA-GAL AND MEAT ALLERGIES

Thieves Want Your Catalytic Converter. Here’s How to Stop Them

BEST CATALYTIC CONVERTER LOCKS/SHIELDS

BATTERY POWER. MADE BY STIHL.

This Natural Treasure Contains the Secret to Stronger Armor

WHEN DICE-ROLL GAMES AREN’T TOTALLY RANDOM

Did the U.S. Lose a Crucial Testing Ground When It Left Afghanistan?

TESTED IN AFGHANISTAN • The nearly 20-year conflict saw the development of both transformational and controversial new military tech.

This Is the Closest Scientists Have Gotten to Reaching Absolute Zero

Absolute Zero Is Certain Death for Our Universe

Digital Locks Are Shackling the Future of Tinkering

STATE OF PLAY • Despite strong opposition from manufacturers and lobbies, Right to Repair reforms are coming.

Iodine-Powered Satellites Could Save Low-Earth OrbitT

Here’s the Thrust of It

HOW TO BUILD BACKYARD GREEN-HOUSE • Step-by-step plans for making a plant-filled oasis

I Bought a GHOST TOWN • This abandoned California mining village once had 400 buildings. Now I’m restoring the 20 that remain.

HOW TO BUY YOUR OWN UNIQUE PROPERTY • Looking for your own Cerro Gordo? Start here.

WE BUILT THE WORLD’S FIRST V-8 TESLA • THE RICH REBUILDS TEAM HAD A DEAD MODELS. THEY FIXED IT WITH A CAMARO ENGINE. SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME, WE’VE WANTED TO DISPLAY A FEATURED CAR AT SEMA.

THIS ONE’S FOR THE DOERS • You need tools to build, repair, and maintain. We test tools to help you find the perfect one for your job or passion. While that’s a simple equation, the testing process is not so simple, involving a lot of sweaty, thirsty, dirty (but enjoyable) work. We look at hundreds of tools over the course of a year. These ones rose to the top and will serve you best.

THE ELUSIVE GOAL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

IN PRAISE OF THE SHOP

Plotting the Lot: Which Cordless Lawn Mowers Cut the Most Grass

KEEPING THE PEACE: MOWER NOISE LEVELS

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BATTERIES

THE BEST OF THE TEST

TCL’s Latest 6-Series Television Is the First Affordable 8K TVA

THE 8K TRICKLE DOWN—AND HOW IT COULD BOOST YOUR INTERNET SPEED

13 Editors’ Choice • ONE PIECE OF GEAR THAT’S WON THE HEART OF OUR TEST TEAM

Flood Your Home With Wi-Fi Using a Mesh SystemI

THE BEST MESH WI-FI SYSTEMS

15 HOW TO BE GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO • LAUREN WOODS LIMBACH, 51, WOOD CELLAR DIRECTOR AND BLENDER AT NEW BELGIUM BREWERY, FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

HOW IT’S MADE


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 102 Publisher: Hearst Edition: March/April 2022

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: February 17, 2022

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

Introducing DaVinci Resolve 17 • Edit and color correct video with the same software used by Hollywood, for free!

My Trusty Pocket-Knife Has a Surprisingly Deep History • STRANGELY COMPELLING AND COMPELLINGLY STRANGE TOPICS OUR STAFF IS OBSESSING OVER

3 THINGS THE TL-29 CAN DO

Someday, a Pig-to-Human Organ Transplant Could Save Your Life

EXPLAINED: ALPHA-GAL AND MEAT ALLERGIES

Thieves Want Your Catalytic Converter. Here’s How to Stop Them

BEST CATALYTIC CONVERTER LOCKS/SHIELDS

BATTERY POWER. MADE BY STIHL.

This Natural Treasure Contains the Secret to Stronger Armor

WHEN DICE-ROLL GAMES AREN’T TOTALLY RANDOM

Did the U.S. Lose a Crucial Testing Ground When It Left Afghanistan?

TESTED IN AFGHANISTAN • The nearly 20-year conflict saw the development of both transformational and controversial new military tech.

This Is the Closest Scientists Have Gotten to Reaching Absolute Zero

Absolute Zero Is Certain Death for Our Universe

Digital Locks Are Shackling the Future of Tinkering

STATE OF PLAY • Despite strong opposition from manufacturers and lobbies, Right to Repair reforms are coming.

Iodine-Powered Satellites Could Save Low-Earth OrbitT

Here’s the Thrust of It

HOW TO BUILD BACKYARD GREEN-HOUSE • Step-by-step plans for making a plant-filled oasis

I Bought a GHOST TOWN • This abandoned California mining village once had 400 buildings. Now I’m restoring the 20 that remain.

HOW TO BUY YOUR OWN UNIQUE PROPERTY • Looking for your own Cerro Gordo? Start here.

WE BUILT THE WORLD’S FIRST V-8 TESLA • THE RICH REBUILDS TEAM HAD A DEAD MODELS. THEY FIXED IT WITH A CAMARO ENGINE. SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME, WE’VE WANTED TO DISPLAY A FEATURED CAR AT SEMA.

THIS ONE’S FOR THE DOERS • You need tools to build, repair, and maintain. We test tools to help you find the perfect one for your job or passion. While that’s a simple equation, the testing process is not so simple, involving a lot of sweaty, thirsty, dirty (but enjoyable) work. We look at hundreds of tools over the course of a year. These ones rose to the top and will serve you best.

THE ELUSIVE GOAL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

IN PRAISE OF THE SHOP

Plotting the Lot: Which Cordless Lawn Mowers Cut the Most Grass

KEEPING THE PEACE: MOWER NOISE LEVELS

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BATTERIES

THE BEST OF THE TEST

TCL’s Latest 6-Series Television Is the First Affordable 8K TVA

THE 8K TRICKLE DOWN—AND HOW IT COULD BOOST YOUR INTERNET SPEED

13 Editors’ Choice • ONE PIECE OF GEAR THAT’S WON THE HEART OF OUR TEST TEAM

Flood Your Home With Wi-Fi Using a Mesh SystemI

THE BEST MESH WI-FI SYSTEMS

15 HOW TO BE GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO • LAUREN WOODS LIMBACH, 51, WOOD CELLAR DIRECTOR AND BLENDER AT NEW BELGIUM BREWERY, FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

HOW IT’S MADE


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  • Details

    Frequency:
    Every other month
    Pages:
    102
    Publisher:
    Hearst
    Edition:
    March/April 2022

    OverDrive Magazine
    Release date: February 17, 2022

  • Formats
    OverDrive Magazine
  • Languages
    English