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Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Truck Gone?

Insanity at the Wheel

To What Extent do Psychopathic Cases Contribute to Motor-Vehicle Accidents? . . . Weeding Out the Unfit by Specialized Analysis of Attitudes

By Andrew R. Boone

Research on High Pressures

A Curiosity of Science is Proving to Have Direct Practical Bearing on a Large Number of Industrial Problems, Examples of Promising Applications.

By Thomas C. Poulter

Noise Control

Necessity, Not a Fad, Controlled at Source, Stopped or Damped by Scientific Design, Improved Efficiency, Calm Nerves, Less Deafness

By Philip H. Smith

Our Galaxy Re-Measured

Galactic Rotation Efects, Interstellar Absorption and Certain Dynamical Constants of the Galaxy Have Been Determined from Cepheid Variable Stars

By Henry Norris Russell

Cuba-Key to Manganese Problem

Manganese Vital in Steel Manufacture, We Have None, War Would Cut Down Imports, Cuba Now Supplies Some, Momentous American Achievement

By Richard B. Clarkson

Eyes that See Through Atoms

Spectroscopic Analysis the Supersensitive, In Vitamin Research the Spectroscope Short-Circuits the Overworked Rat, The X-Ray Spectrograph

By George Russell Harrison

Two Elements for One

The Most Important Scientifc Discovery of the Present Year is also the Biggest Explosion in Atomic History, Splitting the Uranium Atom

By Jean Harrington

Preserved in Plastics

High Blood Pressure

Various are the Possible Causes of this Ill, but Worry and Nervous Excitement Probably are Large Factors . . . Calm Rest the Best Cure . . . Loaf, Loaf, Loaf

By T. Swann Harding

Departments

  • 50 Years Ago, October 1939

  • From the Editor

    Our Point of View, October 1939

  • Recommended

    Our Book Corner, October 1939

  • Departments

    Personalities in Science, October 1939d

  • To Determine Moisture Content of Gases, Ring Gears Cast Centrifugally, and more

  • Camera Angles, October 1939

  • What's New in Photographic Equipment

  • Camera Angles Round Table, October 1939

  • Telescoptics, October 1939

  • Current Bulletin Briefs, October 1939

  • Legal High-Lights, October 1939

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