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Have We Food to Feed Our Immigrants?

By E. E. Free

The Transmutation of Elements

Using the Quartz Mercury Vapor Lamp, Two Dutch Scientists Claim to Have Changed Lead into Mercury and Thallium

By A. Smits and A. Karssen

What Is Life?

The Puzzling Phenomenon Called Life Is Being Studied by Means of a Working Model of a Living Plant Cell

By Beverly L. Clarke

The Sacrificial Pool of the Maya Indian Maidens

Mirror Making for Reflecting Telescopes

By Russell W. Porter

Girdling the Earth With a Radio Beam

Marconi's Invisible Shaft to Encircle the Empire on Which the Sun Never Sets

By Orrin E. Dunlap Jr.

Neptune and the Postman

Canned Radio Telegraphy

With Phonographic Records the Army Is Learning Modern Methods of Signaling

By Albert G. Ingalls

What Are Shooting Stars and Meteorites?

The Vast Majority of These Brilliant Objects Are Smaller than a Pea

By Henry Norris Russell

Two Brilliant Planets, Jupiter and Venus, in Conjunction

Shall We Throw Away our Soil?

The Soil Is Our Most Valuable Asset. Are We Treating It Right?

By Hugh Hammond Bennett

The Standing Stone Forests of Wyoming

By Guy E. Mitchell

An Epoch-Making Engineering Achievement

The Laying of High-voltage Submarine Power Cables Across the Mississippi

By Francis A. Westbrook

Mapping Unknown Alaska

A Geological Survey, Filled with Romance, Danger and Hardship

By Guy E. Mitchell

Electrical Research Applied to the Phonograph

A New Method of Reproduction Brings a Sense of Realism to Phonographic Presentation

By Joseph P. Maxfield

Ice Flowers

Phantom-like Blossoms Appear at the Roots of Plants and Disappear with the Morning Sun

By Nell Ray Clarke

From the Scrap-book of Science--Camera Shots of Scientific Happenings


  • Departments

    Our Point of View, February 1926

  • Inventions New and Interesting, February 1926

  • The Scientific American Digest, February 1926

  • Learning to Use Our Wings

  • Science and Money, February 1926

  • The Heavens in February 1926

  • Radio Notes, February 1926

  • In the Editor's Mail

  • Patents Recently Issued, February 1926

  • Commercial Property News, February 1926

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