We first heard the phrase “tank biathlon" this summer and saw for ourselves what it meant at the Alabino test grounds. The maneuvers on view seemed more like a celebration or a show than ordinary training exercises for an armored unit. Read more in the story “Two Days with Tanks" in the October issue of Popular Mechanics.
The article “Turbo Brain" in the “Science of the Impossible" section explains that in the near future it will be possible to boost your intelligence and communicativeness with nothing more than a 9-volt battery. In the Weapons section, readers will learn how all preparations for military conflict or large-scale maneuvers begin out in space.
And in the Technology section, the article Step by Step looks at a gigantic mechanical exoskeleton with user feedback designed by Jonathan Tippet. In the Experiment section, editors explain how to build an electric motor from batteries, a magnet and a piece of wire.
Also in this issue:
Business class jet fighter;
Make way for the drone;
War in stereo;
A lesson in omnipotence.
The October issue of Popular Mechanics magazine went on sale September 24.