50 Great Gadget and Gear Gifts for the Holidays
Whether you're looking for a great pair of headphones, the perfect watch, or the best engineering toys, Popular Mechanics' gift guide h…
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A Gift Guide for the Self-Sufficient Man

Twenty-one gifts for the man who likes to make the world his own.

How Polarized Sunglasses Give a Glimpse of Quantum Mysteries

Looking at a simple item can make you question the probabilistic nature of the universe.

How to Stop the Wind
Don Greer and his wife, Helen, hid in a tornado shelter. Only he survived. Now, a team of engineers has committed to doing the impossib…
20 Great Sights From the Oshkosh AirVenture Air Show

An A-10, a Blue Origin Rocket, and a spaceplane were in the house.

How To Take Amazing Photos of the Solar Eclipse

Taking a photo of the Sun is difficult enough. Throw in some once-in-a-lifetime celestial mechanics and the challenge is multiplied.

Made in the USA: One Awesome Thing Built in Each State
Moving manufacturing overseas may be easier. It may be cheaper. But that doesn't mean everyone is doing it. These American companies wo…
We Just Found the Ultimate DIY Backyard Fire Pit

This one-of-a-kind set-up features a fire pit, swings, and a built-in bar.

The Best Time to Water the Lawn

Follow these eight tips for healthy grass with a deep, strong root system.

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The World's Most Dangerous Colors

You might not think of colors as dangerous but the wrong ones will mess you up.