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Liquid Rocket
Liquid Rocket, Germany’s ME 163B fighter, was only a rumor when MI commissioned their staff artists to do drawing below that appeared in May, 1945, issue. Photo of real plane was recently released.
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ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER
Get a point on your pencils the easy way—-by motorizing your sharpener. WHY not add an electric motor to your hand driven pencil sharpener in your home or office and make the chore of putting a point on your pencils a real pleasure? The arrangement outlined in this article does not call for mutilating or altering your present sharpener; merely remove the handle and proceed to mount the unit in the manner shown below.
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NEW PRODUCTS of scientific and mechanical interest
A THERMOSTATICALLY CONTROLLED SOLDERING iron is announced by the Sound Equipment Corporation of Glendale, Cal. The Kwikheat takes only 90 seconds to be ready for use by means of a 225 watt heating unit controlled by the thermostat. Eliminating the excessively high temperatures acquired by ordinary irons during the idle period, this new iron has an unusually long life expectancy.
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Plastic Oven
Even assuming that it wouldn’t melt, why would it reduce the possibility of burning your food? Plastic Oven is the latest use of the wonder synthetic. It offers considerable advantages for the housewife, chiefly in reducing possibility of burnt steaks, roasts, cakes, etc. Model shown is British.
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Taxi of the Future
Taxi of the Future as sketched by industrial designers Martial and Scull, will maneuver more easily in city traffic and be cheaper to use. This one holds 4 or 5 people and has sliding doors, and outside indicator to show when it is not being used. Another marked improvement is a shorter wheelbase, giving it […]
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MI LOOKS AHEAD
with LOUIS WOLFE GOODBY, FALSE TEETH! Two dental surgeons in New York City have taken tooth buds from week-old kittens and put them into the mouths of full-grown cats. The buds have then grown into full-size, normal teeth. Eventually it may be possible to transfer a tooth bud from a child's crowded mouth to that of an adult.
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Crossing The Atlantic
Crossing The Atlantic in this overgrown barrel is the intention of Peter Olsen and Mark Charlton. Their $2,500 tub is 10 feet long; 6 feet, 9 inches high at the bilge; weighs more than two tons; and has a four-foot, 700-pound keel and a four-foot rudder. A 22-foot mast fits into the foremost hole of […]
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UNDERSEA SPIES
BY JAMES NEVIN MILLER BACK in December, 1944, Lieut. Earl E. Cook of Seattle, won the Navy Cross for a unique achievement. First, in a successful effort to locate three enemy depth bombs known to be in immediate danger of detonation, he dove deep inside a patrol bomber sunk in a vital channel off Oahu, Hawaii. Then for three never-to-be-forgotten days he directed a six-man team of divers which finally recovered the death-dealing weapons.
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Golf Widows
Golf Widows will be able to check up on their husbands now with this new application of the portable radio receiving set. The one being used here is a forerunner of the set to be manufactured.
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Supersonic +
GERMAN aeronautical engineering was much further advanced than our own at the end of the war in spite of that country's defeat. The Me-163 was the world's first successful rocket plane and it saw service against our bombers over Europe. Recently it has been revealed that to Germany, also, must go credit for developing the world's first supersonic fighter, the Jaeger P-13, which was under hurried construction before VE day. Had this plane been used early enough, the war may have continued many months longer, and might even have meant Nazi mastery of the skies over the Continent.
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New Records Ahead!
New power sources will make startling speed records on the speedway! BY CAPTAIN EDDIE RICKENBACKER Everyone knows of Captain Rickenbacker's vivid exploits since the days he was ace of World War I, but some may have lost sight of the fact that he is a successful business executive in addition to being a promotion and creative genius. Today Captain Rickenbacker is president of Eastern Airlines as well as the Indianapolis Speedway, besides being the active chairman of the contest board of the Automobile Association of America. Shortly after World War I Captain Rickenbacker built his own stock car, the "Rickenbacker" and this car brought to the public many features then considered revolutionary, such as 4-wheel hydraulic brakes, short stroke and high compression engines, light pistons and a host of other innovations. And for this reason any predictions in this article, regardless of how fantastic they may seem at the moment, should not be taken lightly.—Editor.
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FUN WITH BALLOONS
Next time the children have a party add to the fan with these toy balloon games. TO ADD zip and zest to a children's party turn your attention to these toy balloon games. Here you will find the answer to gay and novel games. The blowing balloon race, shown in the top photo, is one of the most popular forms of amusement. Line up two or more players at one end of a room and in front of each place an inflated balloon.
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CITY WITHIN A CITY
Equal in size to ten 10-story buildings, New York's Interstate Commerce Center will have an Indoor highway. THEY gasped when Tom Mix rode his horse right through the swinging doors and into .a western saloon. They laughed when Olsen and Johnson drove a midget car into the elevator of a modern building and then through the halls to a lawyer's office. (In Hollywood, anything can happen.)
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Made in Germany
Right under the noses of their unsuspecting Nazi guards, GI-PW's turned out these ingenious devices. By Louis Hochman THE American Gl is an ingenious fellow. Given the right tools, he can produce anything he sets his skill to. Take away his tools and leave him with only a penknife, old razor blades, and some broken glass and he'll still produce anything he sets his heart on.
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"Doodlebug"
“Doodlebug” is the name Sgt. C. O. Peterson gave this runabout built of salvaged airplane parts. Single cylinder engine does 200 miles to the gallon at speeds up to 42 mph. The tank holds two quarts of gas and the machine weighs 300 lbs.
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Here's How to Ski
Skiing is a healthy, outdoor sport which can add to your life's pleasures—-and it's easy. BY BILL FALVEY SO YOU want to ski? Well, go to it. It's a lusty, fine exercise and just what the doctor ordered but it, too, has its pitfalls. Better take a few words of advice from one who knows. Don't go in for skiing foolhardily. Don't swell your chest and tell yourself that, because you are pretty fair at tennis or golf, you'll find skiing a cinch right off. In other words, don't rush in. If you do, you'll find yourself piled up with doctor bills, perhaps, or laid up with sore spots for days.
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PEACE - OR ELSE!
HUMANITY is faced with the greatest decision it has ever had to make. The atomic bomb, in three gigantic, flashes, has transformed our planet into a world which has only one choice left. Earth has become a world of Either/Or. Either—we are firmly determined that there shall be no war, and spend as much energy, thought and money on the problem of preventing it as we now spend in preparing for it. In that case—and if we succeed—the future promises a period of incredible achievements, of unlimited progress, of infinite riches of knowledge and material riches, of immediate preliminaries to humanity's spread through the solar system as a first step to a spread through the galaxy.
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Tail Props / 3-Wheel Car
That tail prop plane looks a lot like a Predator Drone. Tail Props, counter-rotating, powered through a 60′ shaft by two Allison 1630 hp engines, drive the speedy new 48-passenger Douglas DC-8 transport. 3-Wheel Car powered by an aircraft engine, will do 100 mph and 40 miles to a gallon. In production now on West […]
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