You don't have to be president of a big automobile company to have a dream car, Maj. Ralph W. Angel, U. S. Air Force jet pilot, discovered. He simply bought a secondhand Chevrolet while stationed in Germany and drove it to the Spohn body works in Ravensburg.
Glass-Walled Pool Shows Off Swimmers Skin divers at the Milan Industrial Fair accomplished the unique trick of being above-ground and underwater at the same time. The divers performed in a glass-enclosed pool elevated on stilts. Interested onlookers gained new information on the techniques of underwater fishing.
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ARCHITECTS at Princeton University have come up with a three-step system for designing your home of the future. They see such a house properly oriented to the sun, and plan it with the sun constantly in mind. â€¢ The first step is to position the house on the site. In the architectural lab, a basic model of the home is placed on a movable board. A powerful light bathes the board in "sunlight." The model then is moved to positions corresponding to the angles of the sun at the house site. Through such experiments the architects determine the best position of the house on the lot.
By George Laycock IN AN EASTERN state last year a youthful hunter aimed carefully at what he thought was the head of a deer. He made his kill, but it was not a deer. It was another hunter. Such hunting accidents break into the news every fall as legions of hunters take to the fields. In the more crowded sections of the country the danger has become so great that even seasoned hunters often stay home on opening day. But now officials think they've found a way to cut down the number of hunting tragedies. Their answer lies in education. All across the country boys and girls are enrolling in hunter-safety courses. The training is producing results. Several states have cut down hunting accidents among young hunters.
This looks pretty fun. Pilot “Treads” Air On Jet Board Intensified study of vertical take-off principles has brought forth some brand-new ideas in aviation, the latest of which is a jet board. It is buckled to the pilot’s feet and supports him in flight by means of air jets from an attached hose. To hover, [...]
How's your disposition today? EVER FEEL TOUCHY AS A TIGRESS? Its only natural, when little annoyances irk you. But here's a psychological fact: pleasure helps your disposition. That's why everyday pleasures, like smoking for instance, are important. If you're a smoker, it's so sensible to choose your cigarette for utmost pleasure. What else but Camel!
Bell Laboratories scientists, who invented the junction transistor, have now created an automatic device which performs the intricate operations required for the laboratory production of experimental model transistors. It takes a bar of germanium little thicker than a hair and tests its electrical characteristics. Then, in steps of 1/20,000 of an inch, it automatically moves a fine wire along the bar in search of an invisible layer of positive germanium to which the wire must be connected. This layer may be as thin as 1/10,000 of an inch!
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This seems like a really good way to kill your dogs, not to mention just cruel. I don’t really know how fast dogs can run, but 35 mph seems a bit high, doesn’t it? Car Exercises Dogs With six racing dogs to keep in top shape, Dewey Blanton of Columbus, Ohio, has developed a “canine [...]
Sure ... you're his hero. You know that. But sometimes it can get kinda tough if the other kids don't seem to understand about the "old man." It's not that you like to be chained to the same old job. Maybe you just had to leave school too soon. Maybe the war interfered. Anyway, here you are, stuck because you just don't have enough formal training.
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Did you think all those Wi-Fi hackers had invented the cantenna? This has them beat by a good 45-50 years. Airmen’s “Can-Tenna” At the Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma there’s a short-wave antenna that proves you should never throw away anything! It is the antenna for a Globe King transmitter and is made of [...]
Rope ‘Scope GLASS FIBERS finer than human hair make up the chief part of an optical instrument that can see around corners. The fibers are aligned in a rope bundle. By looking along the axis of the fibers, you can see an image at the other end, no matter how the rope is looped or [...]
LAUGH-PROVOKING trick pictures are fun to make and more fun to show. Contrary to popular belief, such pictures can be produced by the amateur photographer, even though he has only limited equipment. Trick shots involve two steps: cutouts and pasteups. The equipment required for them, in addition to a camera and enlarger, is a sharp knife, a sheet of clear glass large enough to hold an 8 x 10 glossy print, and a piece of heavy cardboard of the same size.