NEW in SCIENCE (Nov, 1953)
NEW in SCIENCE
SARAH rescue device sends radio signals that pinpoint the position of crash victims for the rescue craft. Then survivor switches to the “mike” and gives directions. Made in England.
BATHYSPHERE, top. of August Piccard will be used to explore Tyrrhenian Sea 4,000 ft. down. Top cylinders are fuel tanks. Sphere lowers from bottom. Above, test dive in Castellamare, Italy.
BABY HOLSTER is padded, carries infant up to 30 lbs. distributing weight evenly and leaving mother’s hands free. Seat is smooth Presdwood, straps adjustable. Baby Cuddleseat Sarasota. Fla.
SKI BOAT is outboard motorboat equipped with hydrofoils that lift craft out of water when proper forward speed is attained. It skims surface, gives faster, smoother ride on rough water.
FIRE’S FOE is demonstrated by co-inventor. Robert Postal. Secret is Edison Lab’s Thermistor cable, shown around burning box. It gives alarm at slightest flame, quickly turns on extinguisher.
ARMADILLO SUIT for mine-hunting GI’s weighs about 24 pounds, consists of modified armored vest and army field pants with laminated nylon plates to protect wearer should explosion occur.
ELECTRONIC BRAIN beats all comers at tic-tac-toe at Business Efficiency Exhibit in Olympia, London. It figures combinations at incredible speed. Not much fun when you know you can’t win!.
PRIVATE MOVIES invented by Tom Smith of Urbana, Mo., for his Multiscope Drive-In Theater has wheel-shaped layout, projection booth flashing image to rear of each screen. Method is secret.
FREEDOM TANK was made by Czechoslovakian, Vaclav Uhlik, from stripped chassis of armored car. It carried seven of his countrymen through Iron Curtain and is shown in Regensberg, Germany.
GRAVEL CLEANER for West German railroads takes stones in conveyor belt, sifts out dirt and dumps them back on tracks. The dirt is carried off to one side. Machine does 3,280 ft. per day.