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The Popular Mechanics Show

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The podcast radio show of Popular Mechanics magazine, featuring engaging talk and interviews on automotive technology, electronics, science and news.

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    The Popular Mechanics Show Wants Your Feedback!

    Popular Mechanics is interested in your feedback about our last season of PopMechShow podcasts. Your comments will help to shape the next season of the PopMechShow. This survey is 18 questions long and will only take a few minutes. Please download the PDF, fill in the interactive fields, and email it to pmwebmaster@hearst.com, subject line: PopMechShow Survey.

  • Posted on 13 Jan 2009

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    Will Wright on Obama Ads, Spore, A.I. and the Future of Gaming

    Does the future of video games spell the end of the world? Or does humanity have more to learn from a virtual world inhabited by connected kids, intelligent robots ... and the Obama campaign? You've seen the video and the outtakes from his chat at the 2008 Breakthrough Conference after winning in the products category. Now download PM's entire wide-ranging chat with Will Wright, the gaming guru and geek god behind Sim City and Spore, on a Breakthrough Award season finale of The Popular Mechanics Show.

  • Posted on 18 Oct 2008

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    Back-to-School: Adam Savage's Plan to Banish Boring Science Education and More

    American teenagers want to invent the solutions that power our future, but feel unprepared by science education--and their newest test scores are backing up that sad state of affairs. All of which has MythBuster and Popular Mechanics contributing editor Adam Savage pretty fired up.

  • Posted on 02 Sep 2008

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    Cyber War: Russia's Georgian Server Attack and Air Force Infighting

    While the embers burn from Russia's high-tech assault on Georgia, network war steps to the forefront as the new battleground of the 21st century. As editor of RBNexploit, Jart Armin covered this week's Eastern European digital attacks from the inside-out, and we catch up with him on how to make Internet countermeasures work. Plus, PM contributing editor and Danger Room editor Noah Shachtman continues to crack the defense industry's ins and outs with a behind-the-scenes look at why the Pentagon suddenly--if temporarily--pulled the plug on its much ballyhooed Air Force Cyber Command, and Dave LaBarge walks us through the modern security tactics of safecracking.

  • Posted on 18 Aug 2008

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    Science of Sports: Olympic Smog, Tour de France Doping and the Red Sox Scoreboard

    With the opening ceremony just days away, can Beijing clean up its air in time for healthy Olympic competition? We sit down with George Thurston--a professor of environmental medicine at NYU, a leading expert on airborne pollutants and a former athlete himself--to find out why every athlete may be in danger from the physiological effects of smog, and why neither USOC-supplied masks nor China's emergency plans can stop them. Plus, Paul Strauss explains how independent tests could finally rid pro cycling of banned substances, and the low-tech scorekeeper for the Boston Red Sox takes us behind the Green Monster at baseball's trading deadline.

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2008

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