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Children of the Sun

For Heat, Light, Energy, Food, Materials and Our Very Bodies We are Indebted to the Nearest Star--the Sun

By Paul R. Heyl

The Romantic Search for "Pocket" Planets

By Modern Mass-product Methods the Astronomer Now Seeks for New Asteroids

By Henry Norris Russell

Make-believe Telepathy

By Walter Franklin Prince

The Meaning of the Brain

As a Result of Long-continued Research on the Origin, Evolution and Function of the Brain New Light has been Thrown on it by Science

By G. Elliot Smith

Inventors Who Have Achieved Commercial Success

The First of a Series of Interviews With Men Whose Inventions are Bringing them Fame and Fortune Today

By Milton Wright

Science Turns Detective

By Edward C. Crossman

Applying New "Yardsticks" to Automobiles

Motor-car Proving Ground Demonstrates the Need of Accurate Means of Measurement

By Charles F. Kettering

Elephant Hunting in Illinois

An Account of the Finding of Fossil Bones of a Prehistoric Elephant, One of Many that Have Been Found

By A. R. Crook

Pressed Steel Wheels from I-Beams

Why is a Balloon Tire Efficient?

Certain Characteristics of Vulcanized Rubber Make This Type of Automobile Tire Run Cooler and Therefore Last Longer

By D. H. Killefer

A Trip to Boobyland

Some Interesting Sidelights on the Habits of the Booby, a Bird Whose Eggs are Considered a Great Delicacy by Many People

Motor Trucks are Aiding Rapid Industrial Transportation

Radio Along the Airways

Invisible Beams Guide Birdmen in Flights Between European Cities

By Orrin E. Dunlap

Uncle Sam, Spendthrift--VII

The Threatened Extinction of Some of Our American Game and the Valiant Fight that Is Being Made to Save the Remnant

By J. Bernard Walker

Is the Wooden Railroad Tie Doomed?

The Advent of a New, Non-corrosive Metal Tie That is Far Stronger Than Wood sounds a New Note in Railway Engineering

The Manufacture of Unit Automobile Bodies

Egypt the Mysterious Beckoned the Tourist 3500 Years Ago

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

In the World of Chemistry

A Department Devoted to the Advancements Made in Industrial and Experimental Chemistry

By D. H. Killeffer

Applied Science for the Amateur

A department devoted to the presentation of useful ideas wherein will be found material of practical value for those who are mechanically inclined

By A. P. Peck

Departments

  • The Heavens in January 1927

  • Departments

    Our Point of View, January 1927

  • The Month in Medical Science

  • Novel Devices for the Shop and the Home, January 1927

  • The Scientific American Digest, January 1927

  • Learning to Use Our Wings

  • Radio Notes, January 1927

  • In the Editor's Mail, January 1927

  • Commercial Property News, January 1927

  • Patents Recently Issued, January 1927

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January 1927