John Logie Baird's experiment, showing how television transm
Sending pictures through the air. Baird's system of 'television' transmits its wireless pictures. John Logie Baird transmitted a moving image by wireless, showing gradations of light and shade, with some colour, red and blue. The picture was sent from a 9 mile distance from London to Harrow.
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Startling Stories - Twice in Time
Startling Stories - Twice in Time by Stanley G. Weinbaum. A crowd of important figures (including Mona Lisa) stand admiring two giant men. One of the giants looks up at the multicoloured sky, the other stares over the heads of the famous crowd. Meanwhile, to the left of the scene, a man uses a scientific machine to perform an experiment. Date: 1940
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Spacelab. Full reusable orbital research laboratory
Spacelab was a reusable laboratory used on certain spaceflights flown by the Space Shuttle. The laboratory comprised multiple components, including a pressurized module, an unpressurized carrier and other related hardware housed in the Shuttle's cargo bay. The components were arranged in various configurations to meet the needs of each spaceflight. Spacelab components flew on 22 Shuttle missions between November 1983 and April 1998. Deutches Museum. Munich. Germany.
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