If there's one Popular Science feature that's endured over the past decades, it's Picture News (also known as "Megapixels" in recent years). In 1958, gave readers a sneak peek at the U.S. Air Force's spaceflight training concepts. This one shows an orbital nose cone outfitted with a padded couch, a close-circuited atmosphere, and equipment that would monitor the astronaut's vital signs before communicating them to ground forces.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.