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10 Surprising Facts About American Muscle Cars

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 06:30:00 EST

America loves speed. The '60s and '70s might have produced the wildest and rarest muscle cars packing giant torque-rich V-8s, but the 1980s brought its share of powerful machines to the street, too—cars that were quick and met the more stringent emis

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One-Day Project: Build This Rec Room Rack

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:30:00 EST

Follow these simple steps to create a lighted acrylic rack for your rec room to hang ping pong paddles, darts, and boxing gloves.

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3 Robots That Braved Fukushima

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 03:00:00 EST

When the radiation levels coming from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan were too high to safely allow humans to enter, robots went in first. Here are three that played a major part during the emergency-response period.

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40 Years of Fukushima Cleanup: Timeline

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:30:00 EST

Last March a tsunami damaged the reactor cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, causing the leak of high levels of radiation. Owner Tokyo Electric Power Company recently released its 40-year cleanup plan.

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Director Andrew Stanton on the Creation of Mars Flick John Carter

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:00:00 EST

After nearly 80 years in what Hollywood calls "development hell," John Carter—based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic pulp sci-fi book A Princess of Mars—finally hits the big screen on March 9.

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Gardening Tools and Gear to Get You Ready for Spring

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 06:30:00 EST

It's warming up, so it's time to stock up. Shovels, garden knives, ultimate sharpeners and more make our list of helpful gardening gear this year.

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Anatomy of Big Air: How a Champion Snowboarder Uncorks a Huge Trick

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 EST

The 2012 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships are happening this week, so the half-pipe in Stratton,Vt., is full of snowboarders catching big air. Here, Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark walks us through the anatomy of a 900.

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James Cameron's Deep-Ocean Quest

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 04:20:00 EST

Last summer, PM spoke with James Cameron about his enthusiasm for filmmaking, engineering, and, most of all, exploration. Here, he discusses his attempt to dive the Challenger Deep in detail.

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13 Cocktail Recipes from our DIY Distillers

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 02:00:00 EST

The American small-batch distillers from our feature story about the DIY distilling revival share their favorite cocktail recipes.

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Step Inside the First "Ikea House"

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST

The head of Oregon's Ideabox tells PM how he created the IKEA-inspired house and takes us inside one.

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5 High-Tech Space-Junk Solutions

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 06:30:00 EST

It's a mess up there. Earth orbit is crowded with not only working satellites but also defunct orbiters, pieces of old rockets, and other miscellany. How will we clean up the refuse of the Space Age?

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Apple's New iPad is a 3.1-Megapixel Party

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 04:00:00 EST

The newest tablet from Cupertino doesn't look much different, but comes with 4G LTE and a super high-res screen. The upshot: We think Apple wants to make the iPad a true competitor to the sharpness of the printed page.

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Forensic Reconstructions Reveal the Faces of Civil War Sailors

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 01:20:00 EST

Forensic anthropologists have reconstructed the faces of two Union sailors found onboard the USS Monitor, 150 years after the world’s first battle between ironclad warships off the coast of North Carolina.

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Inside Geneva 2012: Best (and Weirdest) Exhibits of the Auto Show

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 07:00:00 EST

The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is widely regarded as the most extravagant event of the motoring calendar, so car companies must get especially creative to draw the crowds. We rounded up ten of the most impressive, outlandish, or just plain clever exhibits.

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The Cockpit of the Future

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 06:30:00 EST

While augmented reality and slick touchscreens are everywhere in consumer electronics, airline pilots still spend their hours staring at minimalist, outdated graphics. But slowly, the aviation industry is starting to catch up to the information revolution

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Own the Night: 10 Tips for Driving After Dark

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 06:30:00 EST

Night driving isn't just annoying, it's dangerous. Here are 10 of our favorite tips to make your nocturnal migrations safer and better.

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