Remote Keyboard of this electromatic typewriter makes it possible for disabled, bed-ridden patients to type their own letters while lying in almost any position. This veteran, Russell A. Ludden, a patient at the Bronx Veterans Hospital, is shown being given a typing lesson by Miss Margaret Dale, instructor of commercial subjects,
Guardians of our national forest reserves now have a versatile weapon to pit against nature's ancient and devastating enemy—fire. BY DAVID P. GODWIN, Asst. Chief, Div. of Fire Control, U.S. Forest Service, as told to James N. Miller THE newest and most promising tool tor the protection of our national forests is the firefighting helicopter. Its practicability has already been proven in tests conducted by Army and Forest Service officials. The greatest value of the rotary wing aircraft lies in its ability to hover and land almost anywhere. Visibility is not a serious problem for the craft literally can feel its way through darkness or cloudy flying weather by circling around trees, mountains and other obstacles. In these respects it is superior to the airplane which has been used by the Forest Service for some 25 years.
Wacky Hollywood even makes an entertainment feature of an oil well pump, ordinarily an ugly but practical tool. It’s at a children’s park and they love it, for as it goes up and clown it wiggles its ears and opens its mouth— and pumps 75 barrels of oil every day, too.
Movie screen in the parlor need no longer be a problem with this new device known as the Pict-O-Screen. Concealed within the frame of a lithograph print, it can be pulled into place with a cord whenever your projector is ready. When the show is over, just tug the cord again and the screen disappears. [...]
LITTLE John Gray Jr., three months old when these pictures were taken, has seldom been outside of this glass house in which he lives. His showcase home is temperature and humidity controlled, dirt-free and has a built-in air filter. It is partially sound-proof-he can bellow without straining the family nerves. He doesn't catch cold;
Criminals who duel with the FBI buck an ultra-modern crime lab served by tough men competent in 88 sciences. By J. Edgar Hoover, as told to James Nevin Miller SOME months ago thieves broke into an Ohio metal-working concern and stole a number of valuable copper ingots. The local sheriff's office found a pair of gloves at the home of a suspect. A preliminary study indicated the gloves were impregnated with what appeared to be copper filings which might have been wiped from the surface of an ingot.
Polio-Mobile This hospital-on-wheels brings new hope to isolated polio victims. THE dread disease often strikes far away from modern hospitalization. This fact gave rise to the mobile polio clinic pictured here. Built into a nine-ton semi-trailer and drawn by a tractor-truck, the unit was developed by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, under the supervision [...]
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.
Watch out, you professional car designersâ€”these up and coming 'teen agers will have your jobs! THE automobile of tomorrow should have a rear engine, better visibility and smooth and unbroken body linesâ€”so think the youthful winners in the 1946 competition of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild. The lads seem to be on the beam. Look at their models! David W. Whitman chiseled and filed his car out of pine. Little Virgil M. Exner, only 13, turned out a job nearly the equal of a professional designer's, the experts say. Virgil is the son of the chief designer for the Studebaker Corp., and seems to have inherited his father's talents. In a well-equipped workshop, with side trips to a nearby dime store, he made a beautiful plaster of Paris rear-engine model with radiator intakes along the front edges of the rear fenders.