Double Star by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Terrific Heinlein; social upheaval on two planets, politics, spacemen, and real Martians. Lorenzo Smythe, an out-of-work actor is given the role of a lifetime (somewhat involuntarily) and the opportunity to act on a somewhat larger stage than he is accustomed to. Select an invention:

Bounce Tube - pneumatic tube system for people

Cider Press - acceleration made bearable

Eetee (E.T - extraterrestrial)

Hush Corner - noise reduction

Maximum-security Booth - high security phone system

Teakettle - booster rocket

Vacutubes

 

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