Monday, April 28, 2008

Popular Mechanics, February 2008

Super Boats
Radical new designs go faster, farther -- even fly!

Alaska’s Energy Surprise
At Chena Hot Springs Resort, a visionary owner and an ingenious engineer tap a low-temperature geothermal system -- not fossil fuels -- to produce electricity, heat buildings and soon, they hope, generate hydrogen.

The Fire Birds
Last fall, as California burned, the Forest Service called oldschool pilots in aging tankers and spotter planes into battle. The flying was aggressive and dangerous, but that’s what it takes to fight fire on the front lines.

Anatomy of a NASCAR Crash
Stock car racing is home to fast cars, steely drivers and spectacular crashes. Yet the sport has never been safer.

DIY Tech
Build a media server.

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