Discoveries & inventions

The Kodak Instamatic 104 camera (1961)

To load it is to love it. People used to hate to load their cameras. So we launched the instant-loading Kodak Instamatic cameras. No more threading. Just drop in the film and shoot. And your pictures come o... Read more...

Computer brain power of leading nations as of 1968

Observers have also noted how quickly computers have pervaded American society. Princeton’s president Robert F Goheen thinks their impact can be compared to Gutenberg’s invention of movable type.

Over a thousand objects in space (1966)

More than a thousand objects from earth are known to be in space now Clearly visible much of the time: 6 big, light-reflecting U.S. satellites (3 spheres, 3 rectangles) Often visible: 243 space vehicles (19... Read more...

Our first TV star: Felix the Cat

Our first TV star In case you forgot, it was Felix the Cat The image is blurry and flawed but identifiable: Felix the Cat, hero of a thousand comic strips and a hundred animated cartoons, America's first au... Read more...

The new RCA Victor Tape Recorder (1957)

Andy Thomas finds 8 daily uses for his new RCA Victor Tape Recorder (it cost him only $159.95) "It's great!" says Andy Thomas, referring to his new RCA Victor Congressional tape recorder. "Frankly, I bo... Read more...

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