On this date in 1930, experimental television station W2XCR began broadcasting from Jersey City, NJ, and aired a TV program that pedestrian passers-by could watch on a TV set in a vacant store window at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue in New York City, in addition to other similar sites in Jersey City and Newark. It was the first large-scale public demonstration of a TV set designed for the home, and it was so exciting that people weren’t quite sure what to call it, since the New York Times account of the event was headlined “CITY CROWDS SEE ‘RADIO-VISION SHOW.”
Researchers suggest fresh look at psychedelic drugs as possible treatments for depression, compulsive disorders and chronic pain. Which, ironically, is pretty much what they were interested in using LSD for originally, before Timothy Leary and the CIA got hold of it.
GardenBot monitors soil conditions, temperature and humidity in your garden. You can plot the information on a computer chart and update it every 15 minutes. We’re not sure this will make your tomatoes taste any better, but it sounds cool.
Scientists discover that HIV virus changes, depending on how it is transmitted. There are more immune system modulators present when it is transmitted sexually, rather than through exposure to contaminated blood. That may explain why the retrovirus seems to be more readily passed through sexual contact.