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Lightning Prevention

A New Scientific Method has been devised for Safeguarding Large Areas-Especially Petroleum Storage Tanks--by Actually Preventing Lightning Strokes, Instead of Merely Protecting them with Lightning Rods...

By E. H. Wilcox

Pre-Sumerian Man

From unknown Arabia new Evidence of Prehistoric Man of as Early as 20,000 B.C. has been discovered

By L. H. Dudley Buxton

Life-Saving Airplanes

Aircraft are now Employed for Carrying Life-Lines to Ships in Distress

By S. R. Winters

The Giant of Broadcasting

Powerful Transmitter with many new Features wins approval of Radio Listeners

By Orrin E. Dunlap Jr.

Great Britain's Mechanised Army

How Nature Conquers

When one watches closely the Reforestation of a Barren Area, some Surprising Routines of Nature are revealed

By H. J. Lutz

The Stars of the Manger

Ten Co-operating Astronomical Observatories Have Revealed that the Little Cluster Known as Praesepe—"The Manger"—Contains Over 350 Stars Traveling Side by Side Through Interstellar Space...

By Henry Norris Russell

From the Scrap-book of Science--Camera Shots of Scientific Events, December 1927

Water--the Modern Aladdin

Thousands of acres that are now useless for Agriculture, will be made available for Crop Production by the Opening of the Completed Kittitas Irrigation Project

By Charles F. A. Mann

Successful Inventors--XII

An Industrial Expert tells why Manufacturers must seek new Inventions to Keep their Wheels Turning

By Milton Wright

The "Movie" Theater up-to-Date

Scandinavian Six-meter Yachts Win

The New Modern Foundry Arrives

Which foot supports a Golfer's Weight?

By C. Bond Lloyd

Learning Language by its Feel

The "Teletactor" enables the Deaf to hear through their Finger Tips

By Robert H. Gault

The Post-War Navies

How the Overgrown War fleets of the United States and Great Britain were brought down to a Peacetime Basis

By J. Bernard Walker

Miracles Made to Order

"Old Ironsides" in Dry Dock

Placing the badly decayed "Old Ironsides" in Dock for Reconstruction—a Delicate and difficult Task

Do Insects Feel Pain?

Although Deprived of Parts of their Bodies, Some Insects seem to feel no Discomfort

By Harold Bastin

Applied Science for the Amateur, December 1927

A Department devoted to the Presentation of useful ideas. Material of Value to all will be found here

By A. P. Peck

Index to Volume 137-July-December, 1927


  • Departments

    Our Point of View, December 1927

  • The Month in Medical Science, December 1927

  • Inventions New and Interesting, December 1927

  • Household Inventions, December 1927

  • The Scientific American Digest, December 1927

  • Learning To Use Our Wings

  • Industries from Atoms, December 1927

  • Strays from the Ether, December 1927

  • In the Editor's Mail, December 1927

  • The Heavens in December 1927

  • Patents Recently Issued, December 1927

  • Commercial Property News, December 1927

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