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
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 mankind" -- nobody was sure just what the NASA astronaut Neil Arm... 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 Bannercatch. Only a handful of people have ever seen the face o... 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 radioactivity still in the bones of prehistoric cave dwellers. R... 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.
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-Gazette Staff Writer The era of "pills for mental ills" isn't w... 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.
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...
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 another great advance in medical science. Dr Thomas Francis... 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.
The Telephone and How We Use It was published by Bell Telephone System in 1951. Geared toward children, the booklet covers the basics of how to use a rotary-dial telephone - the latest technology of the time.
Here's the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC -- the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.
The Good Guys! Grand Opening Celebration Join us for the fun and the savings, as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Stereo Video Showplace in Sacramento on Friday, April 24th. THE GOOD GUYS!, Northern C... Click to read more...