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How fast can man fly, and live?
89
Airplanes (Speed), Aviation (Physiological aspects)
Mechanical fly
97
Fire escapes
Rivermen use radar to steer in fog
99
Radar in navigation
Research brains for hire
100
Battelle Memorial Institute
Push-button pilot
108
Aviation (Instrument flying)
Land of the scooter and cycle
153
Motorcycles, Scooters
FBI school for sharpshooters
160
Shooting
Tanker refuels planes in flight
168
Airplane engines (Refueling)
Two-car diner-kitchen seats 91 passengers
169
Railroads (Cars)
His tripod is a plane
172
Oakley T. WAYMAN, Photography, Aerial

'48 cars begin to roll
116
Automobiles
House of the cyclotrons at the University of Chicago
119
Accelerators (Electrons, etc.)
Steam gun blasts upholstery fiber from yucca leaves
120
Fibers
Mudding a sled Eskimo style
121
Sleds
Jumper sled
122
Sleds
Killing war's unexploded bombs
123
Bombs
Robot rockets challenge sonic barrier
128
Rockets (Astronomical use)
Caricatures in wood
132
Abel Just; 1906-1987, Wood carving
Boeing Stratocruiser folds its tail
136
Airplanes (Tails)
Push-button panel sends telegrams
137
Telegrams
Hollywood on the move
138
Motion picture production and direction
Chinese typewriter can print 90,000 characters
143
Typewriters
Talking on the drill rig
144
Loudspeakers
Dry-land warships for training naval reservists
146
United States Naval Reserve
Outsmarting the smugglers
148
U.S. Customs Service, Smuggling
Coach bends around curves
152
ELEVATED railroads (Cars)
Three-piece wall ensemble
178
Shelves and racks, Woodworking (Projects)
Baby's swing doubles as safe high chair
181
Swings
Matrix casting
185
Casting (Sculpture)
Inexpensive tree ornaments made of seed pods
187
Christmas decorations
Xmas dollhouse
188
Doll houses
Fun with common gases
194
Experiments
Duplicate stencil printing
197
Stencil work
Pad it with foam rubber
198
Foam rubber, UPHOLSTERY, Rubber
Row sled
201
Sleds
Shoot 'em close-up
204
Photography
Portrait lighting for slender and stout subjects
209
Photography (Light and lighting)
All-purpose bench for light repair work
213
Workbenches
Feeder for pullets on range
223
Poultry feeders
Brazing torches use illuminating gas
224
Torches
Five-tube a.c.-d.c. receiver kit for students
229
Superheterodyne receivers
High-fidelity self-contained tuner for the new fm band
230
Radio receivers (Tuning), Radio transformers

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