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Stories by James E. McDonald

The Shape of Raindrops

They are not handsomely tapered but often resemble a small hamburger bun. This unpoetical form, frozen by high-speed photography, is analyzed to reveal the forces that mold it

February 1, 1954 — James E. McDonald

The Earth's Electricity

The earth is charged with respect to the atmosphere, and the atmosphere is sufficiently ionized to be a conductor. How, then, is the earth capable of maintaining its charge?

April 1, 1953 — James E. McDonald

The Coriolis Effect

Everything that moves over the surface of the earth-water, air, animals, machines and projectiles-sidles to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern

May 1, 1952 — James E. McDonald
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