Just an everyday guy in his everyday lab, 1918.
Say…. isn’t he suppose to be off somewhere dying in a trench?
Yeah…. their’re predicting QVC, don’t get too excited.
Solar-Powered Aerial Landing Field
Recent experiments in the conversion of the sun’s rays into electric power have led to an unusual idea in aerial equipment. It is a dirigible that not only would get its power from the sun but also provide space for a landing field in the air.
The ordinary cigar-shaped dirigible would in effect have a slice taken from the upper half of the gas bag. This would provide a large deck on which could be mounted solar photo cells, an airplane runway, and a hangar. Planes could land on the dirigible, floating over the sea, to refuel for trans-ocean passenger service.
Another unusual feature of this design, in addition to the landing field, is the use of sun rays to power the motors of the dirigible. Scientists estimate that the sun can develop as much as 86,300 kilowatts or 115,000 horsepower per hour in an area of a square mile. Photo cells convert the sun’s energy into electricity. When this can be done on a practical basis, the roof of an ordinary house can be used to develop electricity for the home.
At a sprawling shipyard in South Korea, workers dressed in wearable robotics were hefting large hunks of metal, pipes and other objects as if they were nothing.
Science! (by Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers from Tales To Astonish #14, 1960)
"Doc Savage and his scrappy pals furnish the magic formula for surpreme entertainment in every issue."
Street & Smith house ad for Doc Savage Magazine from 1938.
war on tv! (by Lorenzzzzo)
I don’t know where this is from or who drew it.
He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers.