COSMIC RAY-GUN (Mar, 1947)
Reading about this “death-ray” got me to wondering. Has anyone ever been killed by a laser? I mean directly, not someone getting blinded and crashing or something like that.
Atoms imploded by cosmic rays release far more radiation than is obtained by ordinary fission. Here’s a potential death-ray!
By Louis Bruchiss
DESPITE vehement reiterations thai the atomic bomb is the absolute weapon, a conviction has been growing that Einstein’s original equation E= MC^2 has not had its final say.
The very paucity of our knowledge of the complex. nuclear reactions and of the origin of matter and energy itself, would at once suggest that there may be a weapon more encompassing and deadly than the atomic bomb.
LIGHT RAYS PRESERVE FOOD AND VITALIZE SEED (Jun, 1924)
As a general rule, never trust a person who uses any form of the word “vitalize”.
LIGHT RAYS PRESERVE FOOD AND VITALIZE SEED
A method of preserving foods and fruit juices which many believe will do away with most cooking, pasteurizing, refrigeration and the use of chemicals for this purpose has been invented by Dr. N. H. Hazeldine, of Los Angeles. “Solar vitalzing,” the name given to the process, is accomplished simply by leaving any perishable article a certain length of time beneath a sheet of specially constructed glass and then putting it into airtight containers. Oils and dry materials may be left in open containers.
Air Suction Drives Machine (Aug, 1937)
Eight horse-power? That guy can really suck!
Air Suction Drives Machine
CONSISTING principally of four main wheels, three of which are nearly five feet in diameter and one-foot thick, a novel perpetual motion machine driven by air suction is claimed to have been invented by G. W. Johnston, of Tulsa, Okla.
Valves and other wheels are assembled inside the main wheel, each of which turns on a hollow axle. A turn of the wheel produces an air current at one end of the axle and suction at the other end, serving to keep the machine in motion. A small unit of the device, an eight-pound cylinder, can create eight horsepower under a 100-pound air pressure according to the inventor.
Death Ray Effective On Snakes (Aug, 1936)
Yes, kill a snake in only eight and a half minutes! Of course this would only really work on animals that aren’t allowed to move. It seems like stepping on the snake would have been more effective.
Death Ray Effective On Snakes
A DEATH ray which proved its effectiveness before a San Francisco jury has been developed by Henry Fleur, Pacific Coast inventor. The apparatus which employs a light beam impregnated with infra-red rays successfully killed a snake in 8-1/2 minutes. A lizard was put to death in less than 6 minutes with only 30 seconds required to kill certain termites. Mounted on an adjustable tripod, ray can be aimed at objects in the same manner as a searchlight. The beam transmits a stream of high frequency vibrations.
Automatic Scale Calls Weight (Apr, 1934)
Just what every woman wants: a scale that reads their weight to the entire room.
Automatic Scale Calls Weight
A NEW scale recently placed in operation in this country will tell you your exact weight. The novelty is attracting wide attention. The machine is said to be very popular. The customer merely puts a penny in the slot and then waits for the machine to call off his weight.
Cleverly composed of rugged parts, there are no springs or fine adjustments to get out of order. Another unique feature is that persons who are hard of hearing can amplify the tone, and there is no chance of misinformation, since the machine repeats the weight several times.
It is further reported to be so sensitive that great accuracy is obtained, which makes its day to day drawing appeal much higher. The machine is equipped with a loud speaker.