Popular Mechanics, April 2008

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Dispatch From the Oil Frontier
Ever-increasing fossil fuel demand has companies going farther and digging deeper for oil than ever before. We visit one high-tech drilling rig stationed in the ultradeep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Plus: A snapshot of the world's current resources -- how long they'll last and what we can do about it.

Southern Exposure
2008 House of the Year has the classic charm of a vintage low-country cottage -- coupled with a solid structure that can withstand ocean salt, hurricanes and earthquakes.

Haptics -- The Technology of Touch
Remote-control robot surgeons, virtual buttons that feel real, video games that hit back. The new world of force feedback is just getting started -- but it will change the way we interact with our machines.

New Cars: American Hero
Dodge's new Challenger puts a modern twist on an old favorite. Plus: Anatomy of the new Honda CBR motorcycle; we test drive European diesel sedans; and a master spy signs off.

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