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Jun, 1979
"Idea" car turns a station wagon into a recreational vehicle
“Idea” car turns a station wagon into a recreational vehicle Toyota recently unveiled this jazzy-looking station wagon at the New York auto show. The station wagon (bottom photo) opens into a roomy camper (top). Toyota calls this 186-inch-long car the RV-2. It seats four, and stores in any garage. But the clamshell canopy can be […]
Your Own Inflatable Dome: Make It from a Kit
PS brings bubble buildings into the realm of the do-it-yourselfer: Take your choice of kits in three sizes—or start from scratch if you like By A. J. HAND / PS Home Workshop Editor You've read about the new air-supported buildings that can cover hundreds of acres [PS, Mar. "73]. Now take a look at some pneumatics designed with you in mind. They're inexpensive, easy to build, and adaptable to a whole range of uses. The basic single-skin plastic dome, inflated by a small blower, can be used as a studio, greenhouse, pool cover, outdoor rec room, camping or vacation shelter, portable classroom, or storage facility.
World's First Cell Phone
This amazing phone system could handle thousands of calls simultaneously, patching yours directly into a phone exchange By JOHN R. FREE The caller pushed the portable phone's off-hook button. For a split second, the telephone—a new type of computerized, walkie-talkie-size portable—"chatted" inaudibly with a minicomputer in another building. Then I heard a familiar dial tone, and the caller tapped the pushbutton keyboard, placing a call around the world to Australia. Motorola's Communications Division was demonstrating its Dynatac phone system in a New York Hilton penthouse suite. For each call, the portable was tied directly into a telephone exchange several blocks away over an ultra-high-frequency (uhf) radio signal. Dynatac bypasses the mobile-telephone operators required to place calls with conventional mobile and portable phones.