Fastest Television Scanner – The Cathode-Ray Tube (Jan, 1932)
This is one of those articles where they happen to get it exactly right. How many people alive today have ever even seen a mechanical television? The CRT is probably one of the more important inventions of the last century. It made TV and computer displays practical and economical. It was even used for data storage.
Kids growing up today will never learn the joy and muscular-skeletal pain one received simply by attempting to lift a 30″ TV on to a table.
Fastest Television Scanner – The Cathode-Ray Tube
Television receivers of tomorrow will employ this newest scanning device, which “paints” the image on a fluorescent screen with a beam of electrons moving at incredible speed.
THE Cathode-Ray Tube gives every promise of becoming the real panacea for all of television’s problems. There are strong rumors that one of the largest television and radio interests will, probably, place on the market this season a television receiver for home entertainment, in which a specially designed cathode-ray tube will do the scanning, and take the place of the now familiar revolving scanning disc and motor. The cathode-ray tube has several notable advantages over the mechanical scanners; one of which is that it eliminates all rotating or other moving mechanical parts.
Unlocking Secrets of the Soy Bean (May, 1947)
If you’d like an idea of why you don’t see a lot of ads using handwriting style fonts, check out this screen shot of my OCR app. (“7hen science discovered twat”)
Capitalization in this particular ad is also really hard to determine. With text that is in ALL CAPS, letters that are supposed to be capitalized are generally in a larger font size. But look at that first paragraph; the only text in lower case is “once planted” which is just weird.
Anything with actual handwritten text I have to almost always transcribe by hand.
Also, on the content of the ad, what isn’t made from soy today?
Unlocking Secrets of the Soy Bean
The soy bean, once planted only as a rotation crop, was plowed under to increase the fertility of the soil.
Then science discovered that soy bean flour is wholesome… the oil makes good paints and salad dressing…the meal is good cattle feed… the fibre makes plastics… but first extraction methods didn’t get all the oil… only partially separated the other ingredients.
make a “SHADDAP” (May, 1954)
Muting the TV used to be a bit trickier.
make a “SHADDAP”
By Robert Hertzberg
ARE some of those long-winded commercials spoiling your TV pleasure? You can cut them off temporarily, without getting up from your chair, by means of a simple gadget you can assemble and install in twenty minutes.
WATCH THESE ATOM-BUSTERS (Feb, 1947)
For comparison, when the modern descendant of these atom smashers, the Large Hadron Collider, comes fully online it will accelerate protons to 7 trillion electron volts. They will be travelling at 99.9999991% the speed of light and have an effective mass 7460.52 times what they have at rest. This is so fast that even though they will be making 11,000 orbits around the 27km ring per second, from the proton’s perspective time dilation will make each orbit seem to last about 2 minutes.
WATCH THESE ATOM-BUSTERS
The new synchrotrons open up prospects packed with thrills.
Anything that you see around you is made of matter. All matter is simply concentrated energy; when it is exploded, as in the blast of an atomic bomb, part of it becomes released energy. That was reasoned out by Einstein years ago; and the venerable scientist’s reasoning certainly has been borne out by the achievements of the nuclear physicists who produced the atomic bomb.
Poor Kids More Immune to Germs (Nov, 1932)
Sounds like an early version of the hygiene hypothesis
Poor Kids More Immune to Germs
SURPRISING facts about the numbers of Canadian school children who get germ diseases such as measles and scarlet fever were reported to the Canadian Public Health Associations. Contrary to what might have been expected, children from the better districts of the city, a survey disclosed, were found to have had more cases of the germ diseases classed as communicable than children from poorer neighborhoods