Popular Mechanics Magazine

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    West Texas Town Runs On Batteries. Actually, Just One Very, Very Big Battery

    ​Outside of changing them in our car or our Fleshlight, Hair Balls never spent much time thinking about batteries. But the folks in the tiny west Texas town of Presidio owe their lives, more or less, to a gigantic, house-sized battery.Until the advent of BOB (Big Old Battery) the only thing linkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    The Disaster That Is College Station

    ​Via Swamplot, we've learned that College Station is a disaster. On purpose.Popular Mechanics offers a fascinating look at a 52-acre site near Aggieville that has been modeled to look like a town in the aftermath of a man-made or natural disaster. Finally, there is Disaster City itself, the urban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Hearst's Seattle Paper Goes Online-Only As Houston Chronicle Cuts Loom

    It's official: Hearst, the company that owns the Houston Chronicle and several other large papers (as well as TV stations and magazines), has killed off the print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.Ominous times.The rumor mill is working overtime here in Houston; many expect the latest (and b ... More >>

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Lance in Space

    Coming soon to a TV near you: hardbodies in zero-G

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Geek Force

    The Star Wars saga builds its power on the Internet with the help of Houston-based Webmeisters

  • Culture

    April 14, 1994

    What's It All Mean?

    Robert Cumming examines the fragile nature of reality and the rotary saw