THE Vanguard II "weather eye" satellite has paved the way—although it's a bumpy road— to continuous, world-wide mapping of the world's weather. The forerunner of more-advanced satellites scheduled for orbiting this year, it has provided some basic know-how in the use of artificial moons for meteorological purposes.
Portable Pumps Let You Fill ‘Er Up While You Shop YOU’LL soon be able to fill up the gas tank at your favorite shopping centerâ€”while you’re buying the groceries. A portable gasoline service station, which can also be used at airports, resorts, or parking lots, is now being tested in several states by American Petrofina [...]
Grandpa of Electronic Computers Built 125 Years Ago TODAY’S GENIACs and MANIACs might be called babbages if an Englishman named Charles Babbage hadn’t had money problems. Babbage, who lived in the mid-1800s, conceived of mechanical “brains” which would perform calculations ambitious even for today’s gigantic electronic computers (Fig. 1). His Difference Engine (Fig. 2) was [...]
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