In the main story of the November issue of Popular Mechanics, the magazine’s editors built a unique jet car. Its creators, builders and test drivers speak in detail about the automobile — how this unusual form of transportation was created, its design features and specifications.
The military department looks at the holy of holies of the domestic defense industry — the Progress aviation plant that produces Ka-52 helicopters, the legendary Alligators that will soon become the main strike force of the Russian Navy.
The Science section features a fascinating article on the theory of time travel by brilliant Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel.
Also in this issue:
Can a laser pointer blind an airplane pilot? A daring experiment by Popular Mechanics;
Icarus wasn’t dreaming: the mystery of flapping flight has finally been solved and put into the service of science;
A book is the best gift: the Popular Mechanics competition for the best electronics book;
Mazut doesn’t sink: super-ecological ships;
The art of looking in: X-ray images as high art;
The home of the future: energy independence.