Turn on the Windows-It’s Getting Dark Homes of the future may have windows that provide light at night as well as during the day. Westinghouse scientists are experimenting with a transparent phosphor placed between two sheets of glass and having an electrical conducting charge. This allows the window to be used in the customary manner, […]
By Richard F. Dempewolff MAN'S GREAT DREAM of stepping off his island in the universe to explore the spangled reaches of space took a giant step toward realization on October 4, 1957. That date marks the exclamation point in history when a 184-pound moon, boosted by a mighty rocket smashing skyward from an airfield on the Caspian Sea, was programmed into an 18,000-mile-per-hour orbit around the earth.
By David Scott PART II WE HAD BEEN two days in Russia, two days of driving down a broad, virtually empty highway. After a stopover at Smolensk we headed once more for our goal, that city of paradoxes, Moscow. In the back seat, as always, was Vladimir, the 22-year-old interpreter assigned to us by Intourist, the Soviet travel agency. Midafternoon of this third day brings a change of scenery. About 30 miles from Moscow we start seeing clusters of houses. Most of them are wooden shanties, but every one sprouts a TV antenna. Occasionally we pass a factory. At the city outskirts, huge apartment houses stand amid a forest of building cranes. Then the traffic really startsâ€”few cars, but an endless stream of green trucks, like an army on the move. New impressions tumble in. The road is being sprinkled by water tankers, then swept by mechanical brushes to clean up the muddy tracks deposited by trucks from adjacent building sites. Vladimir tells us you can be fined for driving a dirty car in Moscow. It's also an offense to blow your horn or drop a cigarette butt in the street.
Niagara Falls Machinist says: "I'm right there! I see how much research, skill and plain hard work goes into today's top products... I'm always satisfied most with a BRAND that's made a NAME for itself!"
By G. H. Davis SINCE THE DAYS of the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, every large world's fair has had some spectacular piece of architecture as a central attraction. The 1851 exhibition had its Crystal Palace, the 1889 exhibition in Paris produced the Eiffel Tower, the 1939 fair in New York had the Trylon and Perisphere, and now the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition of 1958 will have its Atomiumâ€”-probably the strangest structure of them all. This oddity, to symbolize the atom age, will be 334 feet high and represents a metal crystal enlarged about 200 billion times. It was originally designed to be 460 feet high but this plan had to be abandoned because of the danger to aircraft.
SEATED AT A SIDEWALK TABLE in a Paris cafe, a customer watched in fascination a huge, freshly cooked lobster placed in front of him by the waiter. Each time he reached for the lobster the huge shellfish swiftly moved its large claws protectingly over its head. Reaching for a hammer, the would-be diner attempted to hit the lobster but each time the claws parried the blow. The man finally called the waiter to see what he could do with the reluctant lobster. As the waiter bent over to inspect the lobster and its strange actions more closely a stream of water hit him in the eye.
Egg Assembly Line Separates Yolks From Whites AMONG THINGS MACHINES CAN DO better than people are breaking eggs and separating the yolks from the whites. One machine also washes and sterilizes the shells before they are broken. The contents are dropped into separating cups and the empty shells are carried away on a conveyor. The […]
I’m not sure this was real. It seems like if it really worked, we’d all have them. This is a Cnet article from 2004 about brand new flat CRTs and they are 16″ deep… Update: This was real. It looks like it got abandoned more because of licensing and a standards battle than anything else. […]
Plywood Dome Will Serve as Church in Korea All the building materials for the igloo-shaped sanctuary in the photograph above could be carried in a large pickup truck. The 39-foot hemisphere, built from 134 sheets of 1/4-inch exterior-grade plywood, will be used as a church at Naju, South Korea. Using the geodesic-dome design of architect […]