In June 2015, Benjamin Gross wrote about the impact of using live models to calibrate color TVs in the 1950s.
In April 1955, Robert Loewy, a designer and stylist for the Studebaker wagon and car manufacturing company, offered his opinion on the automobiles of his era and what they might look like in 50 years.
The year you were born, Arthur E. Sutherland wrote about the obligation of the press to tell the "whole truth," despite growing challenges.
Beach Blanket Bingo was released in 1965.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
In March 2015, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about the natural formation of a new island near Tonga, created by a volcanic eruption.
In June 2012, Megan Garber wrote about how Apple computers, once thought to be virus-immune, can now get PC viruses.
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In August 2014, Esther Zuckerman wrote about the dramatic performances given by the women in the Best Supporting Actress category of that year's Emmys.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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