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Stories from Popular Mechanics - Digg Digg Skip to content , or skip to search . Home Video Editions Store Search Search Search Sign In / Sign Up Advertising Animals Animation Architecture Archive Art Audio Aviation Beliefs Books Booze Business Cars Cities Comics Crime Culture Curious Cute Design Digg Dialog Digg Original Documentary Drugs Economics Education Election 2016 Explainer Fame Food Funny Gaming Gender Gross Histories Health How-To Human Nature Internet Language Late Night Law LGBT Long Reads Maps Media Movies Music Nature News Photos Politics Race Science Sex Short Film Sleep Space Sports Studies Style Technology Toys TV Video Warfare World Popular Mechanics RSS   popularmechanics.com DOES THAT MAKE IT POLITICAL? 'Rogue One' Is A World War II Movie In Disguise 25 diggs Popular Mechanics Movies 3d In spirt and in tactics, "Rogue One" has as much in common with "The Dirty Dozen" as with the other films of the "Star Wars" canon. 25 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain COULD WE VS. SHOULD WE? Any Food Can Be Turned Into Beer 11 diggs Popular Mechanics Booze Food 5d Barcade and Shmaltz Brewing just partnered to create a Pastrami Pilsner. It's far from the only food-turned-beer out there, and we should expect to see more and wilder brews in the years to come. 11 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain BUILDING A HOUSE AND A HOME A House By The Lake: Revisiting One Of The Thousands Of Kit Houses Built Across America 45 diggs Popular Mechanics Personal Essay 1w In the 1940s and '50s, people all across America built houses using plans from Popular Mechanics. This is the story of one. 45 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain BABY, REALFEEL SAYS IT'S COLD OUTSIDE The Ridiculous History Of Wind Chill 18 diggs Popular Mechanics Explainer Histories 1w Suffering is better when you can put a number on it. Hence the wind chill, that index of our winter discomfort. But putting a subjective number on cold — measuring not the actual temperature, but how people experience it — is a relatively recent invention. 18 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain BEFORE HE GOT LEPROSY This Is What Scotland's Most Legendary King Looked Like, Probably 14 diggs Popular Mechanics Histories 1w Experts have taken a crack at reconstructing the face of Robert the Bruce, who reigned from 1309 to 1329 and led the First War of Scottish Independence against England (you might remember him as a major character in "Braveheart"). 14 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain A BURNING QUESTION ON THE ROPES Try And Solve This Tricky Burning Rope Riddle 25 diggs Popular Mechanics Curious Culture 2w You have two ropes that take an hour to burn but do not burn at constant rates. How do you measure 15 minutes? 25 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain WHOM WANT TO BELIEVE The Real Story Behind The Myth Of Area 51 45 diggs Popular Mechanics Curious Culture Long Reads Technology 2w There are no aliens at America's most famous top-secret military base, but what is there is just as interesting. 45 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain PARDON OUR DUST How The 404 Error Created The World Wide Web 15 diggs Popular Mechanics Internet Histories 2w The 404 error was an obvious innovation, yet the internet you know and love wouldn't be possible without it. 15 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain CITIES ARE A GROWTH INDUSTRY Watch 7 Cities Just Spring Up From Nowhere And Sprawl Like Mad 24 diggs Popular Mechanics Cities World 3w With the help of Google's Earth Engine and its Timelapse feature, which uses multiple satellites and their historic images to offer us a rapid-fire look at the growth of our world, Popular Mechanics whipped up this collection of seven cities that represent how nothing becomes something and old becomes in just 32 short years. 24 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain BLACK TURTLENECKS ARE THE NEW CAMO What The Pentagon Can Learn From The iPhone 6 diggs Popular Mechanics Technology 3w Looking for a breakthrough to keep up in the arms race, the military tries to learn a lesson from the smartphone industry. 6 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain METALLIC GLASS GEAR SOLID NASA Is On A Quest To Build A Better Gear 17 diggs Popular Mechanics Science 3w It's the first, important step to building better robots. 17 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain THEY'RE GONNA SOAK UP THE SUN I Tried To Power Three Electric Vehicles With Solar Panels 15 diggs Popular Mechanics Cars Curious Technology 3w Powering three modern electric vehicles with my home's solar array and an extension cord. Can the sun be your endless fuel pump? 15 diggs Save Share Tweet 'nana Blacklist story Blacklist domain IS YOUR TURKEY RUNNING? The Strangest Calls To The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line 19 diggs Popular Mechanics Curiou