The discovery of radium gave Madame Curie immediate worldwide fame, and changed the face of medicine. Here, she describes how this historic scientific discovery was really made.
On the way to achieving today's super-simple, one-piece pregnancy tests that give results in minutes, women had to use these first home pregnancy test kits with test tubes, then wait hours for a result.
Michael Landon, star of the hugely successful 'Little House on the Prairie' TV series, took a little time out from his job playing Mr Ingalls to tell people about the various Kodak easy-to-use Instamatic cameras.
Compared to reel-to-reel tape players -- the gold standard at the time -- cassette tapes were just so easy to use. Not only were they were small and e... Click to read more...
Reel-to-reel tape recorders hit the commercial market in the 1940s -- and their evolution was boosted by the financial support of none other than Bing Crosby, who saw great potential in the technology.
The way life is carried on now seems near discovery By Watson Davis, Director, Science Service Washington -- One of the fundamental problems of ... 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 most dramatic and best-known story of railroading in the United States is the connecting of the Atlantic and the Pacific by railroad in 1869, tying of the oceans together by rail across the heart of the United States
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
Two big questions that have emerged over the years: Did George Washington have wooden false teeth? Did George Washington's dentures include actual human teeth that came from slaves? Find out here!
Apple Computer was once known for their apple-shaped, multi-colored rainbow logo. In keeping with that style, you could buy all kinds of Apple-branded merchandise -- from gym bags to running shorts, and thermoses to picnic baskets. Take a look!
Benjamin Franklin dies at 85: Upon the death of a prominent American, we are favored with the following short account of Franklin's last illness, by his friend and physician, Dr Jones.
Here's a look at the newest SF on TV, including Babylon 5, seaQuest, Highlander, Star Trek: The Next Generation, X Files, Time Trax and others.
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!
Before the world heard the sentence that has since been etched into billions of memories -- "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for manki... Click to read more...
Check out some of the hottest video game cartridges from the early eighties: Frogger, Q*bert, Amidar, Reactor & Tutankhamun, from Parker Brothers.
Show us the face of Max the Master Robot. And you may win your own talking robot Team up with a friend to defeat Max and his robot raiders in Banner... Click to read more...
How high will the skyscraper of the future be? Higher even than the Empire State Building, which towers 1250 feet above the base mark in the center of the curb at Fifth Avenue?
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?"
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.
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 radi... Click to read more...
The '80s color-changing liquid pregnancy tests were is simple to do and easy to read. They said you're pregnant if the liquid turns a distinct color, and not pregnant if it remains clear.
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.
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.
Interest centers in two new compounds that have remarkable quieting effect; Longer wait, however, believed necessary By Albert W Bloom, Post-Gazett... Click to read more...
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.
A new Royal Portable can raise her marks up to 38%. It happens every day! Many so-called “slow students” learn to type and then show up on the honor roll.
Polio vaccine is a great medical advance Reports from the leaders in the polio vaccine field that the treatment is safe, efficient and potent marks... Click to read more...
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.
In a bit of common soil taken from a Venezuelan field, Yale scientists have found a new and spectacularly successful weapon for the battle of man vs. microbes: Chloromycetin.