Popular Mechanics

 
December 16th
Everything you need to do to prepare your prized possession for long-term storage.
December 16th
The new trains will cut travel time and highway congestion.
December 16th
Facebook, of course, thrives when people engage with its platform.
December 16th
The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the failure of the third.
December 15th
Elon Musk hyped up almost every bit of the new Tesla Semi except the most crucial detail—the truck's weight.
December 15th
Today it's a dummy, but tomorrow it could be you.
December 15th
Because where else would they watch it, really.
December 15th
It's fiber optic cable—without the cable.
December 15th
Probability makes this cheat impossible to detect, not that you should do it or anything.
December 15th
This famous '80s case study is a terrifying glimpse into acute mercury poisoning.
December 15th
Be ready when it's go time.
December 15th
The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy.
December 15th
If you were a kid of the 90s, AIM was an indispensable part of growing up online—but times have changed.
December 15th
The cost-saving strategy is starting to pay off.
December 15th
You'll need the help carrying around all that money you saved.
December 15th
For when you need to get some serious charging done.
December 15th
For some reason this is oddly satisfying to watch.
December 15th
The result is a lighter, simpler, stealthier airplane harder for radar to detect.
December 14th
The new system suggests that our galactic neighborhood isn't the only one in the galaxy.
December 14th
A dance that is slowly playing out over millions of years.
December 14th
Impress your friends and family with these fun finds—without spending a fortune.
December 14th
Give the gift of the great outdoors...and also a dope backpack.
December 14th
Difficulty level: Easy
December 14th
The iconic Vietnam War-era helicopter can now fly missions by itself.
December 14th
Help someone enjoy their time off the grid with these great gadgets and pieces of gear, or grab something nice for your next trip to the woods.
December 14th
New research from MIT shows that leaving a little space between the cars in front of and behind you can make traffic jams disappear almost completely.
December 14th
Net neutrality repeal will amplify the internet's most dire and pressing flaws.
December 14th
It was one of two dissenting remarks during the net neutrality hearings.
December 14th
The repeal passed with a vote of 3 to 2.
December 14th
A new paper looks at the possible origins of the visitor from beyond the solar system.
December 14th
And it's on sale today at Amazon for over 30 percent off.
December 14th
A Russian Soyuz capsule touched down safely in Kazakhstan.
December 14th
It take a lot of work to make your gadgets' voice assistants even smarter.
December 14th
A brief window into the world that might have been.
December 14th
It starts today at 10:30 AM EST.
December 14th
It's a nice idea, but it might not work.
December 13th
The government of Afghanistan is lobbying for the Warthog’s return.
December 13th
And merciful rainfall brought them back down again, NASA finds.
December 13th
Moscow plans to expand arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons, underground facilities.
December 13th
If your car recommends, but doesn't require premium, you'll most likely see improved performance and efficency with higher octane fuel. But, the extra cost might not be worth it.
December 13th
In space, even simple tasks like measuring your body weight can be extremely complicated.
December 13th
Lightning, USB-C, and MicroUSB—all with one wire.
December 13th
"The more we examine it, the more interesting and amazing this little world becomes."
December 13th
Thin artificial tissue can pack a real electric punch.
December 13th
The suborbital booster took the new capsule to the edge of space and then returned for a controlled vertical landing.
December 13th
And a big discount is making it cheaper, too.
December 13th
One of the best sci-fi books of the past decade, Jeff VanderMeer's novel gets ready for the big screen.
December 13th
The launch will be delayed again.