NEW RECONNAISSANCE DRONE PLANE TESTED - 1955 The U.S. Army tests its new aerial reconnaissance RP-17 drone plane
developed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The pilotless plane is launched with a catapult and controlled by radio as it takes still or motion pictures of the terrain below.
Date: October 31, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
CHILDREN RECEIVE SALK POLIO VACCINE - 1955 Science takes a momentous stride forward in 1955 with the advent of a polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. Children line up for the vaccine, which Dr. Salk delivers himself, much to the dismay of one little girl who realizes it may be for her own good but still hates the needles.
BIOLOGISTS SEARCH FOR NEW STRAINS OF PEANUT PLANTS GROWN FROM RADIATED SEEDS - 1950S At an experimental farm operated by North Carolina State University workers harvest peanuts that have been grown from seeds radiated in atomic reactors to create new mutations. One worker walks along tagging plants while others gather them up. Two plant biologists then sort through the plants looking for those that can be developed into new strains.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
BETTER FRUITS & VEGETABLES DEVELOPED - 1965 In this montage better fruits and vegetables are developed for commercial purposes including a dwarf sunflower to yield higher volume of oil, botanists work in a greenhouse developing new strains of plants and a new strain of pear is squeezed in a press to test its ability to resist bruising.
LAB RATS USED IN CANCER STUDY - 1986 Montage of rats used in a laboratory experiment linking high-fat diets to cancer. The rats who were given a cancer-causing agent then fed a low-fat diet developed fewer cancers than those who ate a high-fat diet.
Date: June 18, 1986 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:20:00, No Audio
SPECIALLY DESIGNED TOMATOES FOR HARVEST - 1965 Zoom in on fruits and vegetables at an outdoors market as an announcer notes one of the most delicate and easily bruised is the tomato but specially designed vines all machine harvesting. Cut to driver POV past row after row of tomato plants.
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