Ships Dock in Huge Mass of “Soap Bubbles” Detergents from nearby factories make a foamy bed for ships at a lock in the River Neckar at Stuttgart, Germany. Factories deposit the detergents in already dirty water, making the river unfit for swimming. Fish cannot live in the water either.
TO ENTERTAIN passengers on their long nonstop international flights, TIA, a French airline, tried to install movies, but could not make them visible simultaneously on both sides of the partition that separates the tourist class from the first-class cabins.
Quickly installed in most unpressurized airplanes, a new kit will automatically provide correct amounts of oxygen needed for breathing at altitudes up to 30,000 feet. It consists of an oxygen regulator, oxygen console, fittings, brackets and an oxygen cylinder, which is usually placed in the baggage compartment.
EVERY YEAR the nation's camping-trailer manufacturers go a bit further in their contest to see which can cram the most possible living and sleeping space into the smallest folded package. A new trailer expands electrically from the neat, low-slung package in the top photo to the full size 15-foot trailer at left below.
By Dr. Dan Q. Posin PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS, DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT AND ADVISOR, COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM EARTHLINGS ARE PREPARING many kinds of fuels to propel themselves out of this world. 1. Gasoline is inexpensive, and its flow is easy to control. It is, however, hard to store and manipulate. It is not too reliable, as the rocket using it has to be intricate and there are many chances for breakdown. Thrust is moderate to low, amounting to about 270 pounds from one pound of fuel burning per second. Kerosene's kick also is fairly low.
Like father, like son... happy with the new Topper. What a ride — gentle as a billowy summer cloud ... with dual suspension and large foam rubber saddle. Dependability — plenty of get-up-and-go. Automatic Scoot-away transmission—no shifting or clutching needed.
Bow Turns Flame Thrower for Oilmen Waste gas fumes burning off from this flare tower at Nevis. Alberta, sometimes blow out, and the mechanical relighting device doesn’t always work. The oilmen keep a bow and a fire arrow handy and relight the flare by shooting a flame through the fumes. It doesn’t require any skill [...]
Winston’s FILTER-BLEND up front is packed for pleasure! Sure, most filter cigarettes look alike. But there the resemblance ends. Winston is different. Winston has both a modern filter and Filter-Blendâ€”choice, golden tobaccos specially selected and specially processed for filter smoking. That’s why, more folks find it fun to smoke Winston than any other filter cigarette. [...]
By George J. Barmann TWENTY YOUNG POLICEMEN were sitting in the bright, comfortable classroom of the County Coroner's Building, on the campus of Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, listening to a lecture on methods of questioning witnesses to a crime. A psychotherapist, Dr. Dezso Levendula, was conducting the lesson in scientific law enforcement, one of the regular courses given by the university's noted Law-Medicine Center. He was speaking that morning about the difficulty of getting witnesses to recall accurately what they have seen. Behind him, on a sofa facing the class, were two stenographers, busily taking notes on the lecture. The audience of patrolmen and several guests was attentive, but relaxed. Only the occasional hum of an automobile outside the windows cut into the professor's talk.
Suction Cup Holds Dog For those who like to shop while taking their dog for a walk, a London girl had an idea. She fixed a rubber suction cup to the end of the dog’s lead that can be attached quickly to any plate glass window. To leave the dog safely tied outside a shop, [...]
Hey! Look at the Blonde! Motorists approaching a cafe near Atascadero, Calif., often find their attention caught by what, at first glance, seems to be a comely waitress. Their second glance, of course, takes in the cafe signâ€”as the manager had planned. The attractive blonde waitress is a costumed window display dummy.
That car looks like it would tip over if you sat in the front… It Might Fly If It Had Wings or an Engine AIRCRAFT-TYPE styling gem by the famed Ghia car body manufacturers, the Selene was created by the Italian company as a show car. The auto has no engine. Its purpose is to [...]
This earthbound rocket for outer-space-minded youngsters was made from a surplus aircraft fuel tank of the drop type, plywood, and miscellaneous switches and instruments of no value, for fake controls.
By Richard F. Dempewolff THIS IS THE YEAR we count off again, take a look at ourselves to see how we've grown, where we're heading and how we're doing. Ever since 1790, when the Constitution authorized a "decennial enumeration of the population," the Bureau of Census has had to brace itself each year ending with zero, and charge into the monumental task of inventorying American noses, one by one.
Even the chickens are profiting from an automation boom in Japan! In operation at Okayama, a seven-story "apartment house" for chickens does everything but lay the eggs for the hens. An electric motor rotates the house, causing it to make a complete circuit every 38 minutes, stopping five minutes on each revolution to allow the birds to feed and drink from three food boxes on each story.
By Thomas E. Stimson, Jr. TWENTY MILES from Tombstone, Ariz., at an old cavalry post named Fort Huachuca, the United States Army is testing the electronic weapons it will use in the future. Eighty years ago the troopers at the fort flashed news of Apache raids by heliograph; today the technicians at the huge 160-square-mile Electronic Proving Ground are using single sideband circuits, infrared and even radio reflections from the ionized trails of meteors for communication between units or around the world. The remote location in southern Arizona was chosen partly for secrecy, partly because the region is one of the best "electronic vacuums" that the Army could find. There are no powerful commercial transmitters in the surrounding desert, no big TV stations that might interfere with the accuracy of the tests.
That’s a really neat looking house. Jackie Gleason’s Round House THE MANY TALENTS and accomplishments of Jackie Gleason would put him out of the ordinary class of home builders. And Round Rock Hill, his new home on the outskirts of Peekskill, N. Y., is just thatâ€”out of the ordinary. Built on top of a hill [...]
Dali’s Ovocipede Looking like something dreamed up by Salvador Dali (it was), the ovocipede is a transparent plastic sphere that is propelled by the occupant, who runs along on the inside track like a squirrel in an old-fashioned squirrel wheel. The famous painter claims that the “vehicle” can be rolled over land, water, ice, or [...]
Rush-Hour Reading Glasses Rush-hour crowds packed John Holding into the London subway too tightly to read his paper. In desperation, he bought a pair of right-angle-vision glasses, the type used for reading in bed by invalids who can’t sit up, and reversed the prisms so the glasses viewed straight upwards. Now he rides and reads [...]