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A Trip to the Bottom of the Sea

Hunting Coral and Studying the Living Beings of the Sea Floor In a Submarine Fairyland

By Ralph Waldo Miner

Guesswork--or Science?

The Method By Which the Scientist Locates Distant Earthquake Sources Is Surprisingly Simple in Principle

By Francis A. Tondorf

Raising Caligula's Sunken Galleys

The Testimony of the Jades

The Failure to Locate the Source of the Jade Used by the Maya Indians Does Not Prove that the Mayan Civilization Was an Old World Importation

By Henry S. Washington

The Fondest Dreams of the Astronomer

Things He Hopes For But Seldom Realizes. A New, Giant Telescope Is His Next Hope

By Henry Norris Russell

If House Flies Were as Big as Birds

The Education of a Parachute Jumper

Technique Is Important if One Is to Alight Safely After a Leap from a Speeding Plane

By Milton Wright

Uncle Sam, Spendthrift—III

Present "Grab-all-you-can" Policy in Oil Drilling Is Criminally Wasteful. Regulated Cooperative Drilling Is Necessary to Prevent a Future Oil Famine

By J. Bernard Walker

Giant Floating Aircraft Bases

"Saratoga" and "Lexington" Are Unique in the History of Naval Construction

By J. Bernard Walker

The Physics of Golf Balls

Science Could Show the Sporting Goods Manufacturers How to Make Better, Faster and More Elastic Golf Balls, Tennis Balls and Baseballs--A Challenge

By H. H. Sheldon

Air--driven Sea Sled Has Shallow Draft

New Water Craft Will Travel 30 Miles Per Hour in Only Four Inches of Water

The Great Earth-Moon Catastrophe

By Albert C. Ingalls

Radio and the Black Sun

Invisible Waves Penetrate the Arctic Glow to Tell of Explorers' Historic Triumphs

By Orrin E. Dunlap Jr.

The Latest Member of Our Textile Family

Rayon, Although Commercially Unknown Thirty-five Years Ago, Has Come Into General Use Today

By N. A. Parkinson

Scientific Accuracy a Commercial Necessity

The Contour-Measuring Projector Aids Inspection of the Finished Product

Ancient Salt Mines of the Indians

In Nevada a Cave with Peculiar Markings Made by Man Has Turned Out to Be a Salt Mine of the Indians of Two Thousand Years Ago

By M. R. Harrington

The Automobile Accident Problem Analyzed

A Monster that Answers a Finger's Touch

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

A Treasure Island in the Pacific

Santa Catalina, Off the Coast of California, Is a Veritable Island of Silver

By Herbert O. Warren

The Panama Canal Today

During the First Ten Years of Operation, the Earnings of the Canal, Excluding Interest Exceeded Expenses by Over Thirty-three Million Dollars,

By J. Bernard Walker

Types of Modern Bridges

Paper Sculpture

Departments

  • Departments

    Our Point of View, August 1926

  • Novel Devices for the Shop and the Home

  • The Scientific American Digest, August 1926

  • Radio Notes, August 1926

  • Learning to Use Our Wings

  • In the Editor's Mail, August 1926

  • Science and Money, August 1926

  • The Heavens in August 1926

  • Patents Recently Issued, August 1926

  • Commercial Property News, August 1926

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