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141.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: The First Auto-Pilot, 1955

New Jet Brain Takes Over For Pilot; computer targeting system
Online
1955
142.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Promotion of New Lawn Mowers, ca. 1955

New stylish gas-powered lawn mower with talking bird puppet mascot touting the product; really fantastic salesmanship
Online
1955
144.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Convertiplane, 1955

"Convertiplane" (early tilt-rotor aircraft)
Online
1955
145.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Chlorobromimethane, 1955

A chemical that puts out oil or gasoline fires faster than anything previously tried, "Chlorobromomethane.
Online
1955
146.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Technological Breakthroughs, 1956

Automated mail sorter and synthesized speech machine; technology
Online
1956
147.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Water Scooters, 1956

New water scooters are tested out. Almost like early jet skis.
Online
1956
149.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Offshore Radar, 1956

US Navy's offshore radar system
Online
1956
150.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Technology for Those With Disabilities, 1956

Aids for disabled people; ultrasonic "torch" that replaces the long stick used by the blind, light-activated switches operate a typewriter for a paraplegic woman
Online
1956
151.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Comet II Test Flight, 1957

Comet III aircraft test flight (British airplane)
Online
1957
152.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: EEG Machine, 1957

Electrical equipment for Brain Surgery; electrodes, EEG.
Online
1957
153.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Launch of the Pioneer Probe, 1958

Pioneer probe launched in attempt to orbit the moon
Online
1958
154.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: B58 Hustler Jet, 1958

B-58 Hustler in flight. Enthusiastic VO "This is the JET age!!" etc. Plane in flight and landing
Online
1958
155.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Contact Lenses, 1958

Micro-pupil contact lenses, doctors with patients
Online
1958
156.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: First Solar House, 1958

First solar house for northern climes
Online
1958
157.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Transporting a Nuclear Reactor, 1959

REACTOR ON TOW. Large nuclear heat exchanger being towed by a tractor through village. Scary.
Online
1959
158.

The WPA Film Library Part 1 [electronic resource]: NORAD, ca. 1960

NORAD Film. Explanation of how NORAD works (part 1)
Online
1960
159.

The WPA Film Library Part 2 [electronic resource]: NORAD, ca. 1960

NORAD Film. Explanation of how NORAD works (part 2)
Online
1960
160.

The WPA Film Library Part 3 [electronic resource]: NORAD, ca. 1960

NORAD Film. Explanation of how NORAD works (part 3)
Online
1960