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Remote operator of nuclear reactor can now view in depth and color
By LOUIS E. GARNER, JR.
Three-dimensional coior-TV is now providing realistic viewing of adjustments inside a nuclear reactor. Use of stereo allows the precise depth perception necessary for correct positioning of controls, and use of color-TV permits quick identification by the control operator of reactor equipment in the dangerous area where no human is safe.
Radio Power will Revolutionize the World
by NIKOLA TESLA As told to ALFRED ALBELLI
Tesla’s World of Tomorrow
“We are on the threshold of a gigantic revolution, based on the commercialization of the wireless transmission of power.
“Motion pictures will be flashed across limitless spaces . . .
“The same energy (wireless transmission of power) will drive airplanes and dirigibles from one central base.
“… In rocket-propelled machines . . . it will be practicable to attain speeds of nearly a mile a second (3600
m.p.h.) through the rarefied medium above the stratosphere.
“. . . We will be enabled to illuminate the whole sky at night . . . Eventually we will flash power in virtually unlimited amounts to planets.”
ALMOST human is “SHE,” work of Courtenay Pollock, well known sculptor of London.
With the aid of a small electric motor, “SHE” is smiling, coy, demure, or scornful as her master wills. Rolling her eyes about in an enchanting manner, she even displays a lovely set of dimples.
This “living” model is on display in one of the leading department stores of London. A cordon of police are required to keep the crowd moving and traffic clear in the streets.
The skull is made up of hinged sections, each of which are controlled separately through levers and switches. Gears and levers connect each part to the driving motor.
When a tinted rubber covering is slipped over the “skull,” eyebrows and hair attached, and a bit of cosmetics applied,
“SHE” is transformed into a beautiful, vivacious young lady.
Ancient Seer of Modern Marvels
Nylon and air-conditioning wouldn’t have surprised Sir Francis Bacon. He predicted them, along with most of our other present scientific wonders, over 300 years ago!
by Tyche Ayres
WILL we soon be broadcasting smells?
Three centuries ago, when the Earl of Essex was flirting with Good Queen Bess of England, a genius sat down and wrote an amazing prediction of the wonders of science which were to be realized in our day.
Writing in an era of intellectual darkness, when alchemists and wizards practiced their black arts, this astounding man foresaw the airplane, television, movies, submarines, automobilesâ€”almost the whole range of modern discoveries.
Living Germs from other worlds brought to Earth by Meteors
By Robert E. Martin
SPELLBOUND at a microscope, Prof. Charles B. Lipman, University of California biologist, recently gazed at what he believed to be the first living creatures from another world ever observed. Tiny germsâ€”some round, some rod-shapedâ€”swarmed beneath the lens. Despite their minute size, they were as fascinating to a scientist as any hypothetical man from Mars.
SUNSHINE, our greatest source of potential power, is now largely wasted. It is highly probable, however, that a few years hence science will find a way to harness the mighty energy of the sun’s radiation. Solar engines and solar heating apparatus will then make it economically practicable for us to use at least a small portion of our now-wasted sunshine to run our factories, light our streets, cook our food, and warm our houses. In the United States we use, each year, something like a half billion tons of coal, a half billion barrels of oil, and fifty billion horsepower hours of water power for heat, light, and power.
I've always heard that no idea is new