ACCORDING to estimates, about 60 million people, or 40 percent of the nation's population, will watch the political conventions this summer on more than 16 million TV sets. The largest concentration of television equipment ever assembled will beam the convention to the nation. These four pages of drawings show how it will be done. One entire wing of Chicago's Amphitheatre will be given over to television and radio studios and equipment.
Aâ€”Designed to send and receive radio messages in trucks, taxis, fire trucks, police cars and civil-defense passenger cars, this lightweight unit can be installed quickly by plugging it into a cigarette-lighter outlet to obtain the necessary six volts for operation. It is available in either a variable or fixed-frequency model and may be operated on various wavelengths. It has a power output of about four watts and -a range of approximately 20 miles. It also may be used on a standard 115-volt 60-cycle a.c. line
By Herb Baily DON'T EVER MAKE the mistake of longing for the good old daysâ€”at least not in medicine. If you were born 50 years ago, the chances are you're alive today because you were born naturally strong and lucky. It isn't likely that the medicine of that period did much to save you for medicine was just learning to be scientific, which is another way of saying effective. If medical progress hadn't advanced your life expectancy, last year you'd have been slated to die at the age of 49! In 1902 there were few diseases that could be cured; today there are few diseases that cannot be cured if treated in time.
TRANSISTORS, subminiature tubes and printed circuits are now being brought to the attention of the general reader, who may be amazed at their tiny size and remarkable possibilities. Most radio students and experimenters are familiar with sub-miniature tubes and the unbelievably small components used in printed circuits, especially in the manner in which they are used in hearing aids.
The Truman one is kinda cute and the De Gaulle one looks like it should be in the Dark Crystal. LOBSTERS ARE LIKE PEOPLE Jean Sulpice, Parisian restaurateur, believes that lobsters and people have similar features. These “portraits” seem to prove the artist’s contention. With a few props (a cigar, glasses and hats) and his [...]
Desk-Size Facsimile Machine Smaller than a typewriter, a miniature self-contained telegraph “office” provides the executive with 24-hour telegram service. Telegrams are sent and received simply by pushing a button. They don’t even have to be typewritten. You simply write out the message on a blank, wrap the blank around the drum of the machine and [...]