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Research and Industry, May 1937

No Research Holiday, We Think Engineering is Ahead Because it is a Lap Behind, Has Much to Learn, Fallacies of Technological Critics....

By Charles F. Kettering

Backstage at the Zoo

Captive Animals Live Longer, Fare Better, Pampered in Scientifically Designed Settings, Zoo Problems, Animal Instincts...

By Wilson Chamberlain

The Search for Exceptional Stars

The Hunt for Stars that are Exceptionally Bright and For Those that are Exceptionally Faint is Not So Simple a Procedure as it at First Appears

By Henry Norris Russell

Air Transport Looks Aloft

Flight in the Stratosphere Offers Many Advantages, Experimental Flights being Carried Out Systematically, Huge New Planes Designed...

By Reginald M. Cleveland

Highway Freighters

A Half-Billion Dollar Industry, Furnishes Flexible Transportation for a Wide Variety of Products, Sturdy Pneumatic Tires a Vital Factor...

By Philip H. Smith

How Big is a Bridge?

Paris Prepares for Gas

Paris Prepares for Gas

Gas Masks for Civilians, Gas-Proof Shelters and Cellars, Emergency Squads Equipped With Gas-Proof Clothing and Steel Helmets...

The Smooth Slide up to Life

Discoveries now Being Revealed, in the Twilight Zone between Life and Non-life, have Astonished the Scientific World Their Practical Bearing...

By Barclay Moon Newman

Your House May have Termites

By Albert G. Ingalls

Glued Arches

For Building Construction Stand Rigorous Tests

By Mary Brandel Hopkins

Animal Technicians

By S. F. Aaron


  • 50 Years Ago in Scientific American, May 1937

  • Recommended

    Books Selected by the Editors, May 1937

  • Departments

    Personalities in Science, May 1937

  • Looking North Across the Golden Gate

  • Our Point of View, May 1937

  • Amateur Astronomers Active in Philadelphia

  • Archeological Outlines in Prehistoric Persia

  • 70,000 Clocks Adjusted Free, Strong and more

  • Current Bulletin Briefs, May 1937

  • Bank Night, Cartography and more

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