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Extreme Cold

Colder Yet

Indiana Railroads

Coal in Locomotive Engines


Simple Cure for Croup

Warning for Apothecaries

Sharps' Breech-Loading Patent Rifle—Fig 1

Behind the Age

A Great Railroad Project

U.S. Astronomical Mission

The Force of Imagination

Explosion of a Locomotive

Professional Beggars

Great Discovery

Early Closing of Dry Good Stores

Carbon as Food for Plants

A Righteous Verdict

Works on Science and Art

Good Investment

Where is the Wilderness?

Lectures on the Mysterious Knockings at Rochester

Correspondence of the Scientific American

Agricultural Discovery

The Treatment of Piles on Mechanical Principles and by Self-Management

Newly Discovered Properties of Heat in Combination with Steam

Failure of Iron Steamboats

A Great Suspension Bridge

Remmington's Bridge

New Plan of Tin Roofing

Improvement in Hydrants

Strength or Gutta Percha Tubing

New Lantern

How to Puzzle the Rogues

The Woodworth Patent

Novel Plan for Building Houses

A New Building Material

Brown's Eccentric Progressive Power Press

The Steamboat Challenge

New Window Fastener

World's Convention of Industry in America

To Our Half-Yearly Subscribers

Future Discoveries—What Science Has Yet to Accomplish

Invention, Civilization and Pauperism

New Steamships

A Petrified Body

List of Patent Claims


Tanning—Practical Remarks

Polar Origin of the Tides

Duration of Life

History of Propellers and Steam Navigation

Curious Effect of the Electric Light

Burns and Scalds

Results of Some Experiments on the Explosion of Burning Fluids


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March 09, 1850

Science for the Modern World