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Stories by Keith Henney

Mixed Metal Magic

Jumbled Alloy Stocks and Parts can Now be Re-Identified by Using the Small Current Generated when Dissimilar Metals Rub Together. Direct-Reading Spectrometers Speed Analysis, Cut Down Costly Furnace Time...

October 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and John Markus

Tubing Without Troubles

An Electronic Sleuth Probes From Within Metal Tubing to Ferret Out Hidden Corrosion and Other Defects that Might Cause Serious Accidents and Production Losses. Good Tubing is Not Wasted Salvageable Tubing is Clearly Recorded by this Speedy, Non-Destructive Testing...

September 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Mechanized Wiring

Many Hand Operations in Wiring Various Electrical and Electronic Mechanisms Can be Eliminated by the Use of Sprayed Metal Coatings, Pre-Formed and Welded Harnesses, and Metallic Paints Applied Through Silk Screens...

August 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and John Markus

Sight at Night

Presaging Fulfillment of the Age-Old Desire to See Through Fog, Smoke and Dark, Come Reports of Infra-Red Beams that Penetrate 600 Feet of Blackness. Quite Simple and Inexpensive, Headlights Without Light, and Eyes that See Heat may Guide Trucks, Buses, and Airliners...

July 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Joints in a Jiffy

Electronic Heating to Set Glued Joints Moves Wood-Products Assembly into the Mass-Production Class. Marked by Uniform Heat Throughout the Joint, High-Frequency Techniques Slash "Clamped-Up" Time, Cure Interior Glue Lines Without Danger of Over-Curing Near the Surface...

June 1, 1946 — John Markus and Keith Henney

Aircraft Radar

Often Hailed as a Cure-All for Commercial Aviation Difficulties, Radar Alone is Insufficient. It Must be Combined With Other Navigational Aids Before its Full Possibilities can be Realized...

May 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

'Huff Duff'

Instantaneous Direction-Finding Equipment, Perfected for Anti-Submarine Operations, Will Simplify Sea and Air Navigational Problems

April 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and John Markus

Detecting the Invisible

Sub-Surface Flaws are Revealed and Their Location and Size Determined by Non-Destructive Inspection with Supersonic Frequencies Formerly Used to Trace Submarines. Electronic Mine-Detectors, Also War Products, May be Ideal for Scouting Pipe and Cable Laying Projects...

March 1, 1946 — John Markus and Keith Henney

Electronic Inspection

Visible Quality Curves Traced on Cathode-Ray Tube Screens Provide Inspection and Testing Equipment that Eliminates the Human Factor. Increased Reliability in Precision Mechanical and Electrical Units May be Obtained by Applying Proved Methods of Electronic Checking...

February 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Television in the Dark

Image Orthicon Tube Has Tremendously Increased Sensitivity, Especially in the Infra-Red. It Points to Perfected Television and to Military Applications in Television-Controlled Pilotless Planes...

January 1, 1946 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Economics of Electronics

Much of the Enthusiastic but Misguided Publicity Given to Electronics May Prove a Boomerang to Acceptance of Really Worthwhile Developments. Uses of Electronics, Especially in Manufacturing Techniques, are Almost Unlimited, but Require careful and Responsible Development...

December 1, 1945 — John Markus and Keith Henney

Refinery Electronics

Temperature Recorder Aids in Accurate Separation of Compounds Whose Boiling Points Are Very Close Together. Another Electronic In- strument Measures the Thickness of Walls of Pipes and Tanks, and Gages Liquids Heights in Vessels Without Access to Their Interiors...

November 1, 1945 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Electronics Afloat

Radio Adds to Safety at Sea in Many Ways. Radio Buoys Mark Channels; Radar is in the Offing, Radio-Telephones Help to Conquer Weather Hazards, Automatic Alarms Pick Up Distress Signals and Warn of Fire...

October 1, 1945 — Keith Henney and John Markus

Glass and Electronics

Glass Has Played a Vital Role in the Development of Electronics. Now Electronics is Reciprocating by Providing a Flexible Tool for the Glass-Working Industry Whereby Welded Glass Products Can be Produced With High Precision and Sharply Localized Melting Areas...

September 1, 1945 — Keith Henney and vin Zeluff

Electronics on the Road

Two-Way Vehicle Radio Units, the Walkie-Talkie, the Handie-Talkie, Electronic Ignition Systems, and Safety Devices are Some of the Developments that May Well be Expected to Make Commercial Vehicles More Versatile, Motor Cars More Efficient, and the Highways Safer...

August 1, 1945 — Keith Henney and John Markus

Flying Electronics

Safety and Consistency of Operations are Two of the Factors of Aviation Which Can be Promoted Rapidly Through the Use of Proved Electronic Devices. Plans of the CAA for Post-War Flying Embrace Radio Equipment that Will Give Aid to Both Commercial and Private Pilots...

June 1, 1945 — Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Working for Industry

In High-Frequency Heating, in Production Control and Regulation, in Lens Coating Processes, in Measurement and Analysis, in Liquid Level Control, and in a Wide Variety of Other Applications, Electronics has Established its Value as a Working Tool for the Chemical Industry...

May 1, 1945 — Keith Henney and John Markus

Electronics in Boilroading

Increased Safety is The Goal of Many Uses, Direct and Indirect, of Electronics by The Railways. Flaw Detection in Rails, Materials Testing, Signal Systems, and Communications All Involve the Busy Electron...

March 1, 1945 — John Markus and Keith Henney

Engineered Electronics

Infinitely Variable Motor Drives, Accurate Timers, Safety and Limit Switches, and Other Electronic Devices Can Improve Production Quality and Lower Costs. Application Can Often be Made to Installed Equipment, Lengthening Service Life and Increasing Output and Efficiency...

February 1, 1945 — Vin Zeluff and Keith Henney

Electronic Aids to Research

Pure and Applied Research Alike Find a Multitude of Uses for the Electronic Tube. From the Laboratory to the Workbench, Electronics is Making Possible New Accuracy in Measurement and Control...

January 1, 1945 — John Markus and Keith Henney
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine