It’s not immediately clear — is it a car, an airplane or a spaceship? In 2015, the Bloodhound SSC rocket car will have a good chance of breaking the land speed record set 17 years ago. If it succeeds, the new record is likely to stand unchallenged for many years. Learn more in the April issue of Popular Mechanics.
In Science, the article “Paleonuclear Bomb" examines the theory that the Moon arose from an ancient nuclear explosion. The article “Revolt of the Friendly Robots" in the Technology section asks why robots should look like humans. In Weapons, read the article “Long-Range Fighter" about the amazing adventures of the Tsar Cannon company.
Also in this issue:
“Black cat in a dark room";
Immortal Hela cells;
Steel box of happiness;
How to kill a drone;
The hour of the dragon;
The wakeboard goes solo;
From the printer to the heavens: how to make a rocket using a 3D printer.
The issue went on sale March 18. The iPad version of the magazine is available in the App Store and the PDF version in Zinio.