Modern Mechanix Round-Up


Today on Modern Mechanix we look at this wacky idea for a police plane that launches off of an automobile to pursue fleeing criminals.  Did you know that Francis Bacon started "The New Atlantis", the first science magazine, in 1620? Supposedly he predicted the coming of the submarine, ships without sails, sky scrapers, telephones and smellovision among other things. Want to provide entertainment for the kids, but still do your laundry? Build this combination clothes dryer and "Whirl Swing" in your back yard. This 1930 Popular Science collection of new gadgets is full of cool stuff, but by far the best are the fake ears for deaf people. We also take a look at a man who makes sculptures out of bottle caps and crymotherapy, a technique for fighting cancer that involves making the patient really, really cold.

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