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Your 1937 Motor Car

Engineered for Safety, Improvements in Minor but Important Details, Lowered Center of Gravity, "More Car" for Your Money

By A. P. Peck

British "Mosquito Boats"

New Type Warship, 60 Feet Long, 40 Knots, Habitable, Seaworthy, Efficient, Long Distance Raiders, Torpedoes, Guns, Depth Bombs

By Oscar Parkes

Chemistry and the Farmer

Scientific Research to Aid the Farmer, New Jobs for Idle Men and Idle Acres, Coordination of Agencies into One Chemurgic Enterprise

By Francis P. Garvan

Reflection Nebulae

Large Opaque Clouds of Dark Particles In the Galaxy are Lit Up Whenever Stars are Near, New Type of Telescope Confirms an Older Theory

By Henry Norris Russell

Speed with Ease

Motor-Car Speed a By-Product of Efficiency, Can Kill or Save, What the Manufacturers are Doing About Safety, the Penalty of Speed

By John Henshaw Crider

Checking up on Hurricanes

Instrument Records Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Microscopic Record, Carried Aloft By Sounding Balloon, Importance of Data

The New in Heating

Heating Industry Progresses, New Systems, New Controls, Co-ordination with Air Conditioning, Radiant Heating, The Future

By Philip H. Smith

Underpinning Trinity

Trinity Tower Was Subsiding, Old Foundation Extended to Bedrock by Monolithic Piers Through Quicksand, Pneumatic Caissons Used

By R. G. Skerrett

Nature's Airplanes

By S. F. Aaron

The Beginnings of Pottery

Spilled Stew Gave the Cue, Centuries Before the Potter's Wheel, Made Commerce More Profitable, Opened Many Fields of Art

By Jotham Johnson

Index to Volume 155, July-December , 1936

Departments

  • 50 Year Ago in Scientific American, December 1936

  • Recommended

    Books Selected by the Editors, December 1936

  • Departments

    Know Them By Their Front Ends

  • Our Point of View, December 1936

  • Illuminated Magnifier, Improved Sulfur Cements and more

  • Current Bulletin Briefs, December 1936

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