Discoveries & inventions

Seiko introduces multi-mode digital alarm watch (1977)

Seiko LC Digital Quartz Alarm Chronograph features continuous readout of the time; displays the day, date and month; converts into a precision stopwatch and functions as a wrist alarm. All in one slim compact case.

United Airlines: The radar line (1958)

On United, you enjoy a feeling of at-homeness that’s found on no other airline. You’ll sense it when you make your reservation, when you board your Mainliner.

No more rabies (1885)

No more hydrophobia! No more mad dogs! Dr Louis Pasteur’s experiments have resulted in a most brilliant success at perhaps the most important sitting held by the academy of sciences.

Try a home computer on for size (1978)

Computers can be a hobby. And the cost is not prohibitive as you might think. A complete home computer unit can be purchased for around $600, with a more elemental unit offered for $250, or you can build your own.

Ham, the first chimp in space (1961)

Shepard. Glenn. Armstrong. All of them rode on the back of a little 37-pound chimp whose name sounded more like lunch meat than the first primate in space.

Unlimited size of universe inspires awe (1949)

Some of the ancient astronomers were sure these heavenly bodies were far away, but not until recent methods of measurement were applied did we know the true spatial relationship of the various members of the universe.

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