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1 My Pop Life • EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR MEMBERS
NUBEQA HELPS YOU LIVE FOR WHAT YOU LOVE
My Dirty Car Has a Dirty Secret: It’s a Surprising Gas Guzzler • STRANGELY COMPELLING AND COMPELLINGLY STRANGE TOPICS OUR STAFF IS OBSESSING OVER
COULD A CAR CLEAN ITSELF?
3 Members Only • THE LATEST NEWS AND OTHER HAPPENINGS FROM POPMECH PRO
Life in the Fast Lane: a Peek Inside the RVs of NASCAR’s Finest
HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR INTERIOR ON A BUDGET • Marathon’s Alan Christianson shared some cheap and easy solutions for making your living quarters feel special.
The Math That Helps the James Webb Space Telescope Sit Steady in Space
Do the U.S. Navy’s Aircraft Carriers Still Rule the Seas?
KEY MOMENTS IN U.S. CARRIER HISTORY
How and Why Microplastics Invade Our Everyday Lives
How the Complicated Physics Inside Your Coffee Mug Could Lead to Better Robots
MORE KITCHEN PHYSICS: THIS IS WHY YOUR FOOD STICKS TO THE PAN
Could Solid-State Hydrogen Storage Be a Serious Alternative to Batteries?
HYDROGEN VEHICLES VS. ELECTRIC CARS
So You Want to Skydive From Space?
SKYDIVES: COMPARED • See how the journeys of these highflying daredevils stack up.
We Turned a Retro Camper Into Our Home for $10,000 • How to UPGRADE 106 SQUARE FEET FOR YEAR-ROUND LIVING
4 Rules for Towing Your RV
CAN A RETIRED ROCKET ENGINE TAKE US TO MARS? • The space shuttle’s main engine was mothballed with the program in 2011. Now NASA believes it’s the future of interplanetary travel.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED IN MAGNET FISHING
TEACH A KID DIY, ENGINEERING, AND PHYSICS WITH A FREEWHEELING TABLETOP CATAPULT! • This historical design is perfect for young builders.
11 POPULAR MECHANICS 2022 Gadget AWARDS
Toeing the Line With Pressure Washers
13 Editors’ Choice • ONE PIECE OF GEAR THAT’S WON THE HEART OF OUR TEST TEAM
Cooking With the Best Outdoor Pizza Ovens
Ego’s ZTR Is the Electric Lawnmower to Beat Out Gas
WHERE OUR ELECTRIC MOWER COVERAGE BEGAN: GE’S ELEC-TRAK
16 What The Facts? • REVEALING THE UNCANNY CONNECTIONS BETWEEN EVERYTHING