SAID THE ELECTRICAL MOUTH TO THE ELECTRICAL EAR . . .
“Joe took father’s shoe bench out. She was waiting at my lawn.”
If you were passing through the Bell Telephone Laboratories today you might hear an electrical mouth speaking this odd talk, or whistling a series of musical notes, to a telephone transmitter.
This mouth can be made to repeat these sounds without variation. Every new telephone transmitter is tested by this mouth before it receives a laboratory or manufacturing O.K. for your use.
This is only one of the many tests to which telephone equipment is subjected in the Bell Telephone Laboratories. And there is a reason for the selection of those particular words.
It happens that the sentence, “Joe took father’s shoe bench out,” and its more lyrical companion, “She was waiting at my lawn,” contain all the fundamental sounds of the English language that contribute to the intensity of sound in speech.
Busily at work in the interest of every one who uses the telephone is one of the largest research laboratories in the world. The outstanding development of the telephone in this country is proof of the value of this research. In times like these, the work of the Bell Telephone Laboratories becomes increasingly important.
The Bell System is doing its part in the country’s program of National Defense
BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM
MILLIONS for MOVIE IDEAS
By Frank Lloyd
THERE is upward of one million dollars waiting for you in Hollywood if you can find a satisfactory way of projecting motion pictures in three dimensions. There’s another million for some device which will create a universal focus for a camera. Possibly you could drive an even better bargain.
But before you start, remember that the best brains in the industry have been struggling with the ideas for years and nothing worth-while has been found. Hundreds of letters come to the studios, containing both shrewd suggestions and fantastic ideas, and still the search goes on. Scores of patents have been issued on both subjects and yet nothing good enough seems to have turned up.
There are 64 complete electronic memory circuits on this chip of silicone (shown for size comparison on the nib of a pen). The circuits, which can transmit electronic signals in as little as 3-billionths of a second, are used in the buffer memory of IBM’s newest computer, System/360 Model 195.
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“Rocket” Car Goes 40 M.P.H.
EQUIPPED with a one-cylinder motor that provides propulsion based on the theory of the fluid rocket, a novel midget car has been developed by Millet, famous Paris engineer. On its trial runs, the three-wheeler car is said to have attained speeds exceeding 40 m.p.h. The all-metal car is bullet-like in its appearance.
Before radar was invented giant “ears” were used to pick up the sound of incoming planes.
NEW “EARS” FOR FRENCH ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNNERS
TO keep pace with the great strides made by military aviation since the warâ€”that has been the problem of the anti-aircraft sections of the artillery of all nations. The efforts of the French to do this are symbolized by this new device, by means of which ground crews listen to the approach of an enemy plane, “focus’ upon it, and determine its position and altitude. While no details have been released concerning this apparatus, which was tested in recent French aerial maneuvers, it is said to register the sound of planes 20 miles distant. Although aero-detectors have been demonstrated before, this one is interesting because of its novel construction.
“I’D RATHER BE YOUR WIFE THAN YOUR WIDOW -
PLEASE PUT THIS BLOWOUT PROTECTION ON OUR CAR”
WHETHER you’re married or single â€” whether or not you’ve ever had a blow-out, don’t blind yourself to these facts:
Thousands of motorists are killed or injuredâ€”thousands of dollars are spent for repairs, doctor and hospital bills every year when blow-outs throw cars out of control. Every day somewhere, someone is headed for a cosdy or fatal blowout accident.
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