Photographers are being kept busy shooting exhibits. Movies filmed in New York will tell the city's story in a circular theater at the New York World's Fair. Color slides of Alpine scenes will cover an entire dome at Lausanne's National Exhibition.
Newest thing in pool: elliptical table Combination billiards and pool is played on this table with an elliptical cushion and a single pocket on one of its two focal points. A ball hit to pass over the other focal point rebounds into the pocket every time. The table was designed by Arthur P. Frigo Jr., [...]
Sideways rocket makes crosswind A rocket engine mounted on the side of a new car shows GM research engineers how it will react to any kind of crosswind. The rocket’s thrust, from 50 to 200 pounds, can be accurately controlled, and the rocket can be mounted anywhere on the car. Instruments in the back seat [...]
By Charles Remsberg Illustrated by Ray Pioch A SOARING arch 630 feet high, and of equal span, will soon be the tallest monument in the U.S. Its gleaming skin will be made of 886 tons of stainless steel, biggest single order on record. Trains with ingenious drum-shaped cars will run up and down inside it. Called the Gateway Arch, it forms the spectacular centerpiece of St. Louis' new $30 million Jefferson National Ex- pansion Memorial Park. It symbolizes the city's role as the gateway to the West after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
Using a new portable TV camera and battery pack, a telecaster no longer has to drag power cables behind him. All he needs for audio and video transmission to a booster unit a mile away is the five-pound camera in his hands and the 25-pound power pack on his back. The Newschief system was modified, with the help of American Broadcasting Co. engineers, from Sylvania's closed-circuit transistor apparatus. The back pack contains transmitter, broadcasting equipment, and a nickel-cadmium battery good for an hour. While it is being recharged, a new battery can be clipped on without loss of signal.
Twin towers, 110 stories high, world’s tallest Two 1,350-foot buildings, planned for New York City’s World Trade Center, will top the Empire State Building by 100 feet, not counting its TV antenna. Each of the 110-story towers will have twice the office space of the Pan Am Building’s 2.4 million square feet, now the world’s [...]
Pushbuttons replace dials on telephone Tests in regular service last winter at Carnegie and Greensburg, Pa., suburbs of Pittsburgh, have shown it’s easier and more than twice as fast to press buttons for a phone call than it is to twirl a dial. As each “touch-tone” button is pushed, it sounds a pleasing musical tone. [...]
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By Herbert Shuldiner CASEY STENGEL'S hapless New York Mets, holders of the worst baseball record in history, now have the newest park in the nation. The ancient manager hopes this will finally put his team in the winning column. But even if it doesn't, towering new Shea Stadium, an $18,000,000 convertible ball park opening this month, will be one of the most convenient sports arenas in the world.