Popular Mechanics in April

In their constant pursuit of perfection, aircraft engineers search existing technical designs for anything superfluous. They recently began asking: Would it be possible to forego such familiar aircraft components as rudders and ailerons? If so, how could a fixed surface be made to angle flight? Find the answer in the latest issue of Popular Mechanics.

Also in this issue:
An invisibility cloak that could save an entire city from an earthquake;
The Akron and Macon flying aircraft carriers;
A heater for mining: everything known about this mysterious Russian invention;
Man’s best friend: how man first tamed dogs and how our close friendship with them over thousands of years has influenced us;
The TU-164 – the first business jet modeled after a bomber;
Micromotors manufactured near Yaroslavl have become world famous;
How to make historically accurate armor in modern times;
Everything about underwater drones for fishing.

The issue went on sale March 20.

See also
Popular Mechanics in April: Special Anniversary Issue
Cover story – Popular Mechanics Turns 20!
29 march 2022
Popular Mechanics in March: A Guide to the Generations
The editors examine generational theory: from «Boomers» to «Alphas».
1 march 2022
Popular Mechanics Given Medal for Contribution to Year of Science and Technology in Russia
The brand was recognized for popularizing the achievements of Russian science
25 february 2022
Popular Mechanics in February: Digital Fever
Cover story – what you should do in digital space today to avoid having regrets tomorrow.
31 january 2022