Exclusive coverage of “Russian scorchers" – “Compression" combat vehicles is the cover story of the January issue of Popular Mechanics are. A tank with a tower holding 16 lasers: It might sound like something out of a science fiction film, but such vehicles exist and are still classified. The military section of this issue continues the series of articles on battlefield robots and camouflage smoke.
Special coverage in this issue is devoted to the technological aspects of high-profile political assassinations. The “Science" section tells readers about mysterious heavenly bodies – brown dwarfs, the properties of “black holes" and why the human brain has lost so much weight. The January issue of PM also examines the Russian commercial orbiting station project and explains why scientists sent cadavers into space.
Also in this issue: Is it true that the Porsche 928 is more aerodynamically efficient when it drives backwards? Is some of the Red Sea pouring into the Dead Sea? What is the presidential Rubik’s Cube and is it possible to solve? Why is the Ignoble prize no worse than the Noble? How will 3D television look in the near future? How to become an ace at tabletop football and how to assemble football played on the floor.