English Timetableria Press a button for any trip you desire, and the proper timetable card drops out, in the Southern Railway station, London. (Keystone)
Here is a toilet kit which you can build for your car, at a total expenditure of about $5.00. It will be found ideal for long: trips and also when it becomes necessary to change a tire on the road.
Chemical of Rage is Discovered. WHEN we become roused to anger, the adrenal or suprarenal glands, above the kidneys, pour substance into the blood which stimulates the activity of the body; in the more active animals, like the big cats, these glands are especially developed. Physicians at the University of Toronto find a similar property in the drug ergotoxin, which produces tension of the muscles and nerves, with resulting glaring expression. Here is another drug to be added to the vices of mankind.
Motorized Window • ADVERTISING cars are not new; but here at the left is possibly a new way of doing the trick.
TO complete the work of national recovery, Congress a few days ago appropriated this stupendous sum, to be spent under presidential direction or supervision; and experts at once went to work with pencil and paper to appraise its magnitude.
WHAT will future ages do for food? Some have suggested that the chemists will set up huge machines, to turn out proteins, starches, sugars, fats and vitamins, which will be taken in suitable "tabloid" doses daily by the population; that instead of farms, we will have only great chemical works, full of vats and tanks, while the outdoors is used for parking purposes exclusively.
Automatic Egg Breaker This new separator cracks the shells of 3,600 eggs an hour, and holds them apart till the contents drain into the cups, where each is inspected. (Int. News)
IN contemplating the horrors of war, those whose natural instincts are inclined to peace look upon the newest weapons of war as threatening swift extinction of the whole civilized â€”that is to say, cityâ€”population. Such writers as Wells have pictured all the world's great centers of population uninhabited and uninhabitable, after a war carried on with new death-dealing devices. They recall the fall of ancient empires which perished completely with their capitalsâ€”like Nineveh, Babylon, Tyre and Carthageâ€”and othersâ€”like Romeâ€”which barely escaped; and they wonder if Paris and London and New York are similarly to be obliterated when the scientific world war comes.
Unless you want someone to reconstruct your letter a few decades later, you’re still probably better burning your documents. Just ask the Stasi. Letter Chopper DON’T burn old papers now, but turn them into fine shreds, which nobody-can put together and read. That is now the German way of disposing of documents past their usefulness; [...]
English Ferry Wades Through Ocean Waves NOT a boat, but a caterpillar-tractor car, is this public utility, located at an English seaside resort. As shown, it holds its passengers above the waves, while picking its way over the bottom. A 24-horsepower engine operates it.
Computing Machine Can Run Rings Around Einstein in Solving Mathematical Kinks of the Way that the Universe Operates THE "Brain Trust" now runs a risk in the competition of the big, complex machine shown above, which was recently built in the school of electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, by C. W. A. workers with government funds. Now, it is said, the U. S. Army wants another like it, and would ask to take this over in case of war. The explanation is that it is a machine for solving the most complicated mathematical problems, and doing this in a hurry. In fact, it can solve problems too complicated for any living mathematician to work outâ€”with an answer not always guaranteed mathemically exact, but at least good enough for practical purposes.
PERHAPS Ponce de Leon kept too far south in his search for the Fountain of Youth. He might have headed to Coney Island and there made himself young riding on a carousel, or a roller coaster, if a medical theory recently advanced is trueâ€”that, since old age is our final yielding to the inevitable, resistless pull of gravity, it is necessary only to overcome gravity and you overcome all that brings you down to earth. In describing trips to other planets, writers of science fiction have pictured the space travelers first crushed under intolerable weight during a few moments of ascent from the earth; then overwhelmed by a feeling of lightness, when all weight disappears. Indeed, there has been fear that too little gravity might have injurious effects on our bodies, unaccustomed to such a weightless condition; and that it would be as necessary to supply artificial gravity in a space ship as it would be to supply artificial air. However, no one seems to doubt that on the moon, or on Mars, freedom from the weariness of earthly weight would be pleasant.