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Germproof Operating Room
ASSEMBLY-LINE METHODS APPLIED TO SURGERY HELP TO GUARD PATIENTS AGAINST INFECTION BY ADAPTING the assembly-line methods of a factory, an ultramodern "operating block" designed by a leading French professor of medicine will provide hospital patients with surgical treatment in surroundings as nearly germ-free as human ingenuity can devise.
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Monitor Speedboat Lands War Tanks Under Fire
It seems like this boat would need to have an amazingly fast ballasting system to prevent just flipping over when the tank rolls off. Not to mention, with the tank on top it would be crazily top-heavy. Monitor Speedboat Lands War Tanks Under Fire DESIGNED to land a war tank ready for action, from a […]
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Buttons Tune Low-Cost Car Radio
I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone put a car radio in that location. Buttons Tune Low-Cost Car Radio Push-button tuning, the modern safety feature that enables car drivers to adjust their radios without taking their eyes from the road, has now been built into an inexpensive, easily installed set. Pushing any one of five […]
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HOW POLICE CAMERAS REVEAL Hidden Crime Clews
By GROVER C. MUELLER DUSK was closing down on a midwestern city when a black roadster rolled to a stop on a deserted side street. A man wearing a slouch hat stepped out, looked up and down the street, and then slipped to the rear of a neighboring store. In one hand he carried a small box wrapped in newspapers. A moment later, he returned and drove hurriedly away. Thirty minutes passed. Then, like a clap of thunder magnified a thousand times, a blast shook the business district. The end of the store was blown to kindling.
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Meter Gauges Work in Bread-Slice Units
Why is there a basketball team watching the girl ride? And also, doesn’t almost one slice per minute seem a bit high? Meter Gauges Work in Bread-Slice Units How rapidly exercise uses up the energy in the food you eat is graphically demonstrated by a device called the “bread-o-meter” at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, […]
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Easter Eggs Masquerade as Cartoon Characters
Easter Eggs Masquerade as Cartoon Characters Easter eggs may be transformed into likenesses of cartoon and nursery-tale characters, with attractively colored cut-outs now available in book form. Each design provides both a base and a headpiece for a tinted egg, as shown, and the book contains materials for dressing up twenty eggs in different guises.
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New Hospital on Wheels
By John E. Lodge BRINGS FIRST AID TO MEN WHO FIGHT NEW YORK'S FIRES FIVE-ALARM FIRE! Thirty-five engines and trucks racing through the streets before dawn. Three hundred crack smoke eaters battling a block-square conflagration. That was the scene, a few weeks ago, when 3,000,000 feet of lumber in a big Brooklyn, N.Y., yard turned into billowing clouds of smoke and darting streamers of flame. For hours, the firemen fought to keep the blaze from spreading. One man was carried out with a broken leg. Another was hurried from the scene with blood streaming from a gashed hand. Still others staggered about with eyes so inflamed they could hardly see. By the time the blaze was under control, twenty-one firemen were on the injured list. In aiding them, New York City's new $10,000 fire ambulance—an amazingly complete, ninety-mile-an-hour hospital on wheels—played an important part. The big fire was its spectacular initiation into service.
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Simple Vacuum Helmet Creating a Sensation
Science Says Many are Unnecessarily Bald Simple Vacuum Helmet Creating a Sensation Your falling hair or baldness may be unnecessary. Many cases of baldness are said to be caused by deficient blood supply to the hair roots. If your case is like that, there is hope for a full head of hair. Science’s newest invention—the […]
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All Comforts of Home Are Built into Bed
All Comforts of Home Are Built into Bed Clock, radio, bookshelves, telephone, storage drawers, outlets for electrical appliances, and other conveniences are provided in the novel bedroom unit shown in the photograph at the left. By raising her arm, the occupant of the bed can swing down a rectangular make-up unit that is supported across […]
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Air-Line Hostesses Learn Low-Down on Make-up
Air-Line Hostesses Learn Low-Down on Make-up Flying is not all a matter of machinery and weather reports, as would-be hostesses for transcontinental airliners learn in their specialized training schools. Even lessons in “flight make-up” are a part of their varied curriculum, and one of them is shown above getting instructions from an expert on how […]
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Rubber Spokes Give Bounce to Airless Safety Tires
These look an aweful lot like the new Tweels introduced by Michelin last year. Although I doubt the Tweels are made of wood… Rubber Spokes Give Bounce to Airless Safety Tires Hard wood, embedded in rubber, forms the rim of a new safety tire invented by J. V. Martin of Garden City, N. Y. Said […]
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Rotating Shelter Aids Sun-Bathers
Rotating Shelter Aids Sun-Bathers By turning a “steering” wheel while lying on a cot within the canvas side walls of a new tent, a sun-bather can rotate the “sun tub” to follow the movement of the sun and thus insure maximum exposure to its rays. The 150-pound sun-bathing tent can be folded compactly for easy […]
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Tests Made with Living Heart in Air-Tight Chamber
Tests Made with Living Heart in Air-Tight Chamber BY KEEPING the heart and lungs of a dog alive in an air-tight chamber, Dr. Maurice Visscher of the University of Minnesota recently demonstrated a startling new way to perform physiological experiments. Oxygen tubes kept the organs functioning normally while he injected drugs directly into the blood […]
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Glove Ends Thumb-Sucking
This is pretty bizarre. How long does your child have to wear this thing before they stop sucking their thumb? If they use this as a surrogate why wouldn’t they start again once they took it off? What if they switch thumbs? Why is this better than sucking your thumb? Of course if they replaced […]
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Artist Engraves Pictures on Fungus as Novel Hobby
Artist Engraves Pictures on Fungus as Novel Hobby ENGRAVING on large fungus plants of the kind commonly found on forest trees is the unusual hobby devised by William H. Foster, Andover, Mass., artist. Delicately cutting the soft surface of his novel medium with the sharp point of a jackknife, he obtains striking effects in contrasting […]
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LATEST BOATING SPORT... Sailing Midget Ships
By ARTHUR A. STUART AMATEUR boat builders in many parts of the world are going down to the sea in midget ships. They are putting off in men-of-war, square-rigged traders, ocean liners, and superdreadnoughts barely larger than rowboats, yet reproducing in every detail ships that are famous in nautical history.
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Telegraph Kisses Are New Fad
Telegraph Kisses Are New Fad Sending kisses by wire is a new use for facsimile telegraph transmission. Recently a New York girl kissed a telegram blank and the lipstick impression was placed on the facsimile transmitter, as at left, to be reproduced for delivery in Chicago.
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Milk Spray Aids Sun Tan
Milk Spray Aids Sun Tan Bathers at Willow Lake, near Glendale, Calif., have adopted mass-production methods to speed up the process of acquiring coveted coats of sun tan. They employ a motor-driven atomizer to apply a newly developed milk spray, which is said to protect the skin from unaccustomed exposure to the sun’s rays and […]
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UNRULY HAIR Stays Neatly Combed
This shows how much hair styles have changed in the last 60 odd years. The “unruly hair” looks just like a modern haircut whereas the Glostora saturated model looks like he should be the evil rival in a Harry Potter movie. UNRULY HAIR Stays Neatly Combed Even Stubborn Hair Will Stay In Place Costs But […]
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Device Labels Sausages
I had no idea decalcomania was a real word. From wikipedia: “Decalcomania, or décalcomanie, a decorative technique by which engravings and prints may be transferred to other materials, was invented in Russia and introduced into the United States at least as early as 1868.” Device Labels Sausages Indelible labels are printed on sausages and other […]
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Highways of the Future
By E. W. MURTFELDT PICTURE a 15,000-mile network of twelve-lane motor speedways spanning the nation—three of them linking the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, six more crisscrossing the country north and south —and you will have an idea of the vastness of a spectacular highway plan proposed by Senator Robert J. Bulkley of Ohio. Requiring twenty-five years for completion, the mammoth gridiron of superhighways would change long-distance driving from a motorist's nightmare of snarled traffic into a reality of fast, safe transportation. It would represent an impressive start toward an era of scientifically constructed speedways, and crashproof cars of radical new design to run upon them, foreseen by leading experts for the not-too-distant future.
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