Popular Mechanics

 
August 20th
The World War II heavy cruiser played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.
August 20th
If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.
August 20th
Monday's total eclipse will be the first for many Americans. A hardcore group of enthusiasts, who structure their lives around the phenomenon, says: Welcome to the club.
August 20th
If you want to dabble in lifecasting, vlogging, or just want a device to capture something from a new perspective, these are some of the best wearable cameras you can buy to ensure you won't miss a moment.
August 20th
Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades.
August 19th
It's finally happening. We can't believe it either.
August 19th
California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes.
August 19th
Drones generally haven't appealed to smugglers because their noise attracts attention.
August 19th
The Nintendo Game Boy is home to some of the greatest video games of all time. From classics like Tetris and Super Mario Land, which launched in 1989, all the way to world-changing Pokémon Red and Blue that were released shortly before the Game Bo…
August 19th
Why you should care about turn signals.
August 19th
It's cheaper than SoulCycle and WAY more fun.
August 19th
Warning: Some areas can expect to see a few showers and thunderstorms.
August 19th
The lost art of babbitt bearings.
August 19th
The free tool is a must-have for online shoppers.
August 18th
It's like ripples in a pond.
August 18th
"Outside is free" makes a cute Instagram hashtag, but hiking boots and backpacks cost money. At the holidays, however, you can skirt the reality of this bromide by asking your loved ones to outfit your next adventure. From rain jackets to headlamps to sl…
August 18th
A Google research team found a way to remove watermarks from stock photos.
August 18th
It just got souped up by a factor of three.
August 18th
He's speaking out to make sure people don't make the same mistake he did.
August 18th
The moon is slowly moving away from the Earth, and one distant day, it will be too small to block the sun entirely.
August 18th
NASA is worried about the Yellowstone supervolcano exploding, so instead they're going to harness its energy for good.
August 18th
So long as you have a telescope.
August 18th
Analyzing data with causal models can prove whether there's evidence for causation.
August 18th
Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy released five nanosatellites by hand.
August 18th
Available first on the Turbo S Exclusive Series, a 20-inch centerlock set costs $17,896.
August 18th
For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn.
August 18th
That includes some of the best new board games out there.
August 18th
When you're looking to advance your kitchen skills, recipes aren't good enough. Here's how to get perfect meat through wet cooking or dry cooking.
August 17th
Please stop pouring grease down the drain.
August 17th
We sense another disturbance in the Force.
August 17th
Toys from the 1800s are still mesmerizing today.
August 17th
One Marine squadron of F-35Bs is already there.
August 17th
The U.S. Navy's L-7 airship went to sea with a crew of two and returned without them.
August 17th
Earth's storms are pretty mild by comparison.
August 17th
Part power plant, part server farm, all destroyer.
August 17th
Difficulty level: Moderate
August 17th
Difficulty level: Moderate
August 17th
It's vital to be able to turn off fingerprint recognition as quickly and quietly as possible.
August 17th
The future loads in a flash.
August 17th
While you've been using your smartphone, alarm clocks have come a long way.
August 17th
If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? Maybe not.
August 17th
Protect yourself, and your eyes, from a scam.
August 17th
What are you going as for Halloween this year?
August 17th
The tiny nanomachines are better than standard medicines and completely digestible.
August 16th
For a few hours on Monday, NASA's Saturn spacecraft became an aircraft.
August 16th
If a bird can ride a thermal, why can't a robot?