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Forest Lookouts Defy Lightning

Stations Struck Frequently and Many Lookouts Killed Before Lightning Protection "Bird Cages" Were Adopted

By Irving Brant

Men, Atoms, and Stars

Man Has Existed but a Day; Observed the Universe but a Minute--Is it any Wonder He Still Has Much to Learn?

By M. Luckiesh

From the Scrap-book of Science--Camera Shots of Scientific Events, June 1928

Slowly the Past Emerges

Maya Temples Discovered in Yucatan Throw Important Light on Doubtful Points in American Ancient History

By Thomas Gann

The Invincible March of the Automobile

Who are the Mysterious Bearded Indians?

A Strange Tribe, With Strange Customs and Strange Physical Characteristics, Is Being Investigated in South America. Are They Truly Indians or Are They Descendants of Some Other People?

By A. Hyatt Verrill

The Month in Medical Science, June 1928

A Review and Commentary on Progress in the Medical and Surgical Field

By Morris Fishbein

Geophysical Prospecting

Authentic Scientific Apparatus is Being Employed More and More to Help Locate Ore Bodies. In Addition, There Are Fake Methods

By D. A. Keys and A. S. Eve

Sun-spots in Weather Prediction

It Is Now Impossible to Predict the Weather From Sun-spots, and Such Predictions Need Not be Taken Seriously

By Henry Norris Russell

A Business that Lives by Invention

Getting Display Space in Store Windows and on Counters Requires a Continuous Flow of Original Ideas

By Milton Wright

Unearthing History at Ur

How Two Great Institutions, One American, One British, Are Bringing to Light the Evidences of a Dim and Distant Past in Mesopotamia

By Leon Legrain

Why the St. Francis Dam Collapsed

Although the Collapse, Fault on Which the Dam Was Erected Contributed to Its Softness of Foundation Bed-rock Was Primary Cause

By Charles W. Geiger

Robinson Crusoes of Science

Where does Matter Come From?

The Recent Research of Millikan Points to a Hitherto Unknown Creative Process in Nature

By Ernest G. Linder

Paintings that Shine in the Dark

A New and Fascinating Amateur Hobby for the Artistically Inclined Scientist

By L. A. Huguemont

Roller Bearings Smooth the Traveler's Road

Trains Equipped With Anti-friction Bearings Run With Minimum Jerk and Are Economical In Operation

By F. D. Mchugh

Making Flint Implements

An Elementary Lesson in Copying the Handiwork of Our Prehistoric Ancestors

By J. Reid Moir

Chemicals Destroy Lake Weeds

How Madison, Wisconsin, Has Solved the Problem of Ridding Nearby Lakes of Obnoxious Weed Growths and Algae

By Jack W. Jareo

Industry Depends on Scientific Research


  • Departments

    Our Point of View, June 1928

  • Dust Receiver, Safety Oven Shelf and More

  • Bumper Lights, Traffic Cop Stop Signal and More

  • Horn Operates Traffic Lights, A River of Mud and more

  • Wooden Loudspeaker Horns Return, Sun Affects Wave Routes and more

  • Airship Design and Fallacies, A Hydro-glider and more

  • Mill Waste for Mosquito Control, Dangers in Dust, Rust-proofing With Phosphates and more

  • The Back Yard Astronomer

  • Methanol from Wood Distillation, Ubiquitous Sand and more

  • The Heavens in June 1928

  • Another "Smallest" Electric Motor, Largest Roller Bearings in the World and more

  • Eskimo Pies are Old, Saved by a Crow and more

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