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January 2015

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Anthony Doman 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 Y...
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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 winding road. Farmhouses dating to the US Revolut

Renewables Boost for SA Power Crisis
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 Wind Energy Association chair Dipolelo Elford. At last, wi

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 many glitches and weaknesse

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 January 2015 issue of Popular Mechanics

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 to wear out. It never goes out


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