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Build a wooden wagon

Build a wooden wagon

Build a wooden wagon

A toy wagon is the quintessential holiday gift, even in an age as digital as this one. It doesn’t need batteries, and it’s nearly impossible...

2015 the year of good things

2015 the year of good things

As we look ahead to 2015, the world of technology gives us many reasons to be optimistic. Maybe even downright joyous. Read more in the...

Make the most of your brain

Make the most of your brain

By Caroline Williams The human mind is the most complex information processing system we know. It has all sorts of useful design features, but also...

Renewables Boost for SA Power Crisis

It would be nice to think of 2014 only as the year that South Africa finally felt the power of wind, in the words of...

The Jibo controversy

The Jibo controversy

THE MANSION SITS IN A CLEARING amid old-growth trees, a gorgeous home at the end of a long driveway off a shaded street off a...

January 2015

January 2015

The case of the artful American-African. Preparing this month’s Popular Mechanics mix entailed some investigative work. That meant turning to Chief Inspector Woodman of The...

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014: military tech meets blue skies

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 delivered all the high-octane excitement local aviation buffs could ask for. PM was there to capture the action...

Cook your entire Christmas lunch on the braai

Even if you’re in charge, a substantial part of cooking a big festive season meal is waiting for the turkey to happen. Sitting in the...

Paris Motor Show: Fashion Meets Far-Out

With 32 product launches on its opening media day, eight vast halls at Paris’s exhibition centre and visitor numbers greater than any of the other...

Chasing the sun: the Sasol Solar Challenge

For the elite few, the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge went according to plan, more or less. For the rest, it was an education...

December 2014

December 2014

Headlining the December 2014 issue of Popular Mechanics are the Breakthrough Awards, which celebrate innovations that have made a huge impact on our lives...

FutureTech 2014: all abuzz about bees

What do a cyberguitarist, beekeepers, dark matter and the most ambitious salvage operation in history have in common? That’s right: PM FutureTech 2014...

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