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Tube and Tears
Alrighty then. Tube and Tears combine to produce this picture of progress and sorrow. The tube is the world’s most powerful radio tube, designed primarily for broadcasts directed toward specific points, so-called “beam transmissions.” Tears are supplied by 3-year-old Barry Greenwood, whose father is shop steward at the Federal Telephone and Radio plant, Clifton, N. […]
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She Caught The Bus
She Caught The Bus and found a home. Thelma Burnette of Santa Monica, Calif., wasn’t phased by the housing shortage when she found she could buy a discarded double-decker from the Los Angeles Transit lines for fifty dollars. These pictures show what a bright girl can do with an old bus.
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PLASTIC HOME
PLASTIC HOME HERE is the “Plexiglas Dream Suite,” designed to show peace-time uses for the clear plastic which has done such an efficient job decorating the noses and turrets of our fighting planes. The rooms are small in size for efficient air conditioning, but do away with that “closed in” feeling by the use of […]
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Plastic Furs
MAKING mink and other precious furs from sheepskin is the latest miracle to come out of the chemist's laboratory. Fabulous furs, hitherto within the reach of only the wealthiest women, will come clown in price to the point (about $160) at which almost every woman can satisfy her yearning for a luxurious coat.
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Electronic Hot Dog
Electronic Hot Dog is the latest wrinkle as the machine at the right demonstrates. A coin inserted, a button pushed and the frankfurter is cooked by radio waves and delivered to the customer. The electronic grill will also dish out grilled cheese sandwiches and hamburgers.
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Tire Tales
Tire Tales AT LONG last, tire manufacturers are no longer snowed under with war orders and are able to concentrate on tires for civilian cars, old and new. With natural rubber still in acutely short supply, synthetics like buna styrene will be used. Thanks to war research and experience, the substitute material makes tires that […]
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Gas!
America was ready to give and take if the Axis had turned loose with the most inhumane of all modern weapons! LOOK carefully at the pictures on these pages—if you've been wondering what we would have done in case the Axis powers had introduced deadly chemicals in the recent war. It seems fantastic, weird and remote, now that the shooting is over. But here are the brutal facts, revealed for the first time by the Army's Chemical Warfare Service. It was alert and ready to retaliate in heaping measure had our enemies used gas. Although the U. S. is not a party to any treaty or other agreement not to use gas, we have long been committed to the policy that we would not resort to this horrible weapon unless it was first employed by our foes. The fact that our troops were fully prepared for offensive and defensive gas warfare undoubtedly stopped the Axis from challenging us on this score.
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Atomic Medicine
BY WILLY LEY The atomic bomb, most feared weapon the world has ever known, may prove to be the savior of millions of human lives! THE whole world knows and fears the atomic bomb. Conferences are held about it. Editorials and articles are written about it. It is implanted in the minds of most of us as a symbol for destruction and doom, a terrifying force which unloosed can mean the end of us and the world we know. Yet there is a brighter side to the picture, a side which may eventually prove the atomic bomb to be a savior of mankind rather than a destroyer.
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Magic Garden
Dissolve a few chemical salts in waterglass and—presto! CHEMICAL magic in one of its most spectacular forms can be practiced by any amateur who will borrow a leaf from his high school "chem" book and conjure up a few "crystal gardens." These aren't difficult to make, and require no more material than the necessary chemicals, a good size aquarium and enough sand or fine gravel to cover the bottom to a depth of about 1 inch. The aquarium is filled with a solution of water-glass (sodium silicate), and the chemicals are dropped in it. As they settle to the bottom, they grow into a colorful pattern of intertwining clusters which might resemble a submarine forest in some as yet unexplored deep.
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