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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

CHANGE IS GOOD. SO IS TRADITION As only the second occupant of the editorial chair in the 12-plus years since Popular Mechanics’s South African edition...

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...

Cancer wars: another breakthrough offers new hope

Scientists have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way...

Build a toy box on wheels

Build a toy box on wheels

Children always need somewhere to put their toys. Build a toy box on wheels, which will offer the perfect storage solution...

The rescue mission for Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine

The world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has stalled deep beneath Seattle. There’s only one way to finish the project. Bertha must be saved...

Jeep Renegade: a new chapter

An impressive array of tech features – including 9-speed automatic transmission – marks the arrival of Jeep’s entry into the compact SUV category...

Do we really need all those vitamin and mineral supplements?

Doubts have emerged over whether vitamin and mineral supplements actually work. PM looks at the latest evidence for and against the 20 most popular...

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...

November 2014

November 2014

In this issue, we feature an in-depth look at vitamins and mineral supplements, a trike for wheelchair users and a piece on the best science...

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