The way life is carried on now seems near discovery By Watson Davis, Director, Science Service Washington -- One of the fundamental problems of living matter is the way life is handled on, that is, how th... Click to read more...
What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
The party favorite - more fun than throwing custard pie! Wham-O Silly String shoots a plastic stream of plastic string 1/4 mile long!
Swatch (short for "Swiss watch"), an up-to-the-minute quartz marvel introduced in 1983 with bold colors and zappy graphics, is gambling that clunkiness will become the byword in chic, or reverse chic, for the 1980s.
Watches are popular gift items, and as many as seven out of every 10 digital watches are bought by customers as gifts for someone else. Prices begin as low as about $10 and run up into the hundreds of dollars for either of two different types of digital watches.
Free electricity for everyone? It means that if Nikola Tesla succeeds in harnessing the electrical earth currents and putting them to work for man there will be an end to oppressive extortionate monopolies in steam, telephones, telegraphs and the other commercial uses of electricity
Brightening up your home for spring? Mixing paints? Choosing new draperies? Now's the time to add handy phones in color to complement your own decorating ideas!
Uncle Sam's scientists, armed with every known precision test instrument, have set out to answer the much-debated question of "How safe are skyscrapers?"
A look back at the computer age: "Today's computer revolution is only getting started. In store are amazing new uses for 'electronic brains' that will reshape the industry and alter people's lives."
Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
Some microwave oven questions & answers from the early 1970s! Plus tips like: "Just plug it in and turn it on. The food gets hot. The oven stays cool. If you want, you can even cook on paper plates."
They came without warning, captivating the ears of joggers, students, bicycle riders, commuters and roller skaters. Weighing little more than a pound, they pack more sociological punch than a load of hula hoops. They are personal stereos.
Radioactivity. It's been in the family for generations. In fact, scientists can tell us just how our remote ancestors are by measuring the radioactivity still in the bones of prehistoric cave dwellers. R... Click to read more...
The dance music of the Edison Phonograph is irresistible. It offers the most fascinating waltzes and spirited two-steps of the world's, great composers as well as the popular dance music of the hour.
The inventor of the dishwashing machine The patron saint of the emancipated woman of the future will be Josephine Garis Cochrane, the inventor of the dishwashing machine. She will be enshrined in the grate... Click to read more...
Every year, hundreds of children are suddenly stricken with infantile paralysis (polio). In the past, some lost the use of their breathing muscles and slowly stopped breathing.
This new, revolutionary refrigerator-freezer that hangs from the wall is a completely new and advanced concept of modern living. Truly, it is the most convenient and magnificent refrigerator-freezer ever produced!
Range: Anywhere on Earth -- and your Air Force has it! The Consolidated B-36 can carry a 10,000 pound bomb load to a target 5,000 miles away, drop it, and return to base.
Handwriting has gone out of style because it gave way to something infinitely better. It was the old story. Hand work could not compete with machine work -- the pen could not compete with the typewriter.
A 16-cylinder streamlined steam super-locomotive capable of whisking 14 standard Pullman cars along at a speed of 100 miles an hour on a level, straight track will make its appearance soon in the railroad world.
We develop friends overnight Film today - prints tomorrow Shoot the works - Fotomat one-day photo service (Fireworks for Independence Day/Fourth of July) Get your summer's wort... Click to read more...
To Lewis and Clark belongs the credit for the discovery and exploration of The Oregon Country. They were the first white men, and excepting the narrowly ranging tribes of Indians, to traverse the country.
United States astronauts who go to the moon may wear headgear designed and produced by a ladies' milliner.
To see the telephone girl at her work, to observe her quick, delicate, never-hesitating movements, is a pastime fascinating to the extreme. Each will get between 500 to 600 calls a day. Here, see photographs from New York City phone operators in 1899.
This summer’s big cube is a maddening Mondrian-colored plastic puzzle, composed of 27 subcubes that rotate on horizontal and vertical axes.
This year, more people will be flying more places than ever before -- on the most powerful, most comfortable commercial jetliners ever built.
Here's a look back from 1964 at the career of "American folk hero" Thomas Edison.
Dr Nikola Tesla looks forward to the era when one titanic electrical wireless station shall supply power for the world -- tells of other developments that we have good reason to expect