This is the earliest issue we have of this publication.
This is the earliest issue we have of this publication.
Radio’s Warning Lights RADIO masts, towering hundreds of feet into the air, present dangers to the aviator like the unseen “snags” of the Mississippi to the steamboats of old days. However, with powerful illumination of the kind shown here, they become beacons to guide tlie pilot who is familiar with their positions. The type of [...]
$2.00 For Each Idea THE word "impossible" has no longer a meaning in scientists' and mechanics' vocabulary; the most impossible things are made possible these days. On this page we have shown eight examples of so-called "impossible possibilities." Each year science and mechanics bring out new wonders and it is the purpose of this page to introduce them to the public.
! By HUGO GERNSBACK IT may come as a shock, to most students of science, to learn that there are still in the world some scientists who believe that there are speeds greater than that of light. Since the advent of Einstein, most scientists and physicists have taken it for granted that speeds greater than 186,300 miles per second are impossible in the universe. Indeed, one of the principal tenets of the relativity theory is that the mass of a body increases with its speed, and would become infinite at the velocity of light. Hence, a greater velocity is impossible.
Be Your Own Boss Have Nicer Work Earn More Money Be a Person of Importance in Your Community Here is a new, easily learned profession, originated by the sudden new demand for drugless methods of healing. The scientific name for the new calling is "Physiotherapy."
VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER SUNBURNED backs, as all know, may now be had from a “health lamp”; but here we have a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod, small enough to pass up the nose and sunburn its inside. Four out of five cases of “hay fever” are cured.
Nine People Can Look You In One Eye RIGHT off the bat, the reader will probably want to know, why all this complex set of spy glasses for a sociable gathering? The apparatus illustrated is a German device for the instruction of medical classes studying the eye. While the patient looks into the large tube, [...]
By HUGO GERNSBACK IT is a curious failing of human natrue that it is inclined to pooh-pooh new and scientific ideas, particularly if they deal with high speeds. If you had told that master of extravagant imagination, Jules Verne, at the time he wrote his story "Around the World in Eighty Days," that in 1931 flyers would circle the earth in nine days, he probably would have taken it as a good joke. Nevertheless, facts speak for themselves; and the circumnavigation of the globe has actually been accomplished in nine days. That it will soon be circled in twenty-four hours, no one now doubts.
Modernistic Design and Elaborate Mechanical and Electric Systems to Produce Gorgeous Scenes LARGEST and newest of the world's palaces of amusement devoted to stage productions (the so-called "legitimate," as contrasted with pictures) and erected at a cost of $4,500,000, the Earl Carroll Theatre at Seventh Avenue and Fiftieth Street, New York City, has just been inaugurated with a production of the annual "Vanities," surpassing in its colors and scenic effects anything hitherto put upon the stage. How the astonishing effects and illusions are produced, or many of them at least, is indicated in the illustrations on either side, sketched on the spot, especially for Everyday Science and Mechanics by our staff artist, Paul.
Airport-Docks for New York The hardest thing in aerial travel, nowadays, is not to fly, but to get quickly to and from the airport; especially in such cities as New York. An architect, Harry B. Brainerd, has worked out a solution in connection with the great docks which will be built for the new huge [...]
By H. WINFIELD SECOR ULYSSES A. SANABRIA is one of the foremost geniuses in Television today. Mr. Sanabria is only 24 years of age, yet this youthful electrical wizard has demonstrated to the engineering fraternity and to the press, the largest television images thus far shown. The author was present at the New York demonstration when television images six and one-half feet square were exhibited and they were surprisingly clear. At the New York Radio Show, television images 10 by 14 ft., have been promised by Sanabria. The following description of the Sanabria system for producing these gigantic television images is authentic and was obtained in a recent interview with Mr. Sanabria. AT the Radio Trade Show held in Chicago last spring, and also at a recent demonstration given to engineers and members of the press in New York City, Ulysses A. Sanabria startled his audience by showing surprisingly clear television images six and one-half feet square. Many of those present took advantage of the inventor's invitation to stand in front of the television pickup, and thus have the images of their faces projected on the glass exhibition screen, much to the enjoyment of their friends. Considerable merriment was caused when some of the wittier ones, who posed in front of the photo-cells, made a few remarks which were picked up by a microphone and sent through an amplifier to a loud speaker below the glass screen on which the moving images of the speaker appeared.
Music visualizations that beat WinAmp by about 70 years. The “Telecolor” Translates Music Into Light COLOR has long been a favorite word to describe the quality and the mood of music; perhaps because some individuals inevitably associate a certain chord with a certain color. This is doubtless only an individual peculiarity; because all people do [...]
Be Your Own Boss Have Nicer Work Earn More Money Be a Person of Importance in Your Community Here is a new, easily learned profession, originated by the sudden new demand for drugless methods of healing. The scientific name for the new calling is "Physiotherapy." It requires no unusual manual skill and needs no supervised clinical practice. Hence any man or woman of mature intelligence can quickly master the fundamentals and enter this dignified profession, where the demand is urgent and the fees large.
Ah, racier days. The caption doesn’t say she’s “holding it”, no, she’s “fondling it”. Think of the Light Bill! EVEN at reduced rates for household electricity, Mr. U. Consumer would think a long time before putting one of these new German incandescent lights in the parlor; it consumes 50 kilowatts of current, or 67 horsepower. [...]
Operating a TV station using electro-mechanical equipment looks really hard. That camera looking thingy at the bottom of the page is not in fact a camera, but an arc lamp. In front of the lamp is a spinning disc with holes punched in it which scans the light across the subject. The “camera” is actually [...]
THE "Land of the Rising Sun" (Japan) is subject to earthquakes of distressing violence at times; and the concentration into small areas of increasing city populations invites great destruction, such as that of the Tokio earthquake of 1923, unprecedented in magnitude of property loss, as well as life. It was natural, then, that the best engineering brains of Japan should be devoted to the solution of the problem of building earthquake-proof structures; and a clue was given them by the interesting fact that tunnels and subterranean structures suffer less in seismic tremors than edifices on the surface of the ground, where the vibration is unchecked.
Yes, cure Hay Fever with a sun-burnt nostril. Sounds like it should work to me… VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER SUNBURNED backs, as all know, may now be had from a “health lamp”; but here we have a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod, small enough to pass up the nose and [...]