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Flagship of a Record Breaking Fleet

Blimps and Modern Warfare

Neglected Type Used Successfully in World War, Potentialities for Scouting, Patrol, Convoy Work, New Bill Calls for Several Dozen

By Brockholst Livingston

Who was Shakespeare?

Reader Response to X-ray Revelations of Identity of Shakespeare, Published in January Number, Presenting Further Evidence from Other X-rays

Treasure in East Anglia

A Buried Anglo-Saxon Ship, Riches in Refined Gold and Silver Work, A Surprise to Archaeologists and Historians, Unearthed in England

By J. Reid Moir

Don't Worry--it Can't Happen

By Jean Harrington

Packaged by Science

Railroadbed Highway

Super-Highway Across Pennsylvania Follows Old Railroad, Original Tunnels Utilized, No Sharp Curves, No Steep Grades, Speed With Safety....

By F. E. Wood

Even the Earth Errs

Man's Most Accurate Clock is the Rotating Earth but the Earth Goes Fast and Slow ... Science Must Keep Eternal Watch on its Subtle Changes

By Henry Norris Russell

Man's Earthly Future

The Earth's Natural Resources Should Suffice for Another Thousand Years of Civilization, The Outlook for Man is Far From Pessimistic

By Kirtley F. Mather

Fish Hooks of New Alloy

Employee Health Pays Dividends

Dusts, Fumes, Chemicals , Cause Worker illness, Concerted Drive Against Such Hazards, Preventive Measures Also Against All Sickness

By John F. McMahon

Television Relayed

Makes Possible Network Systems, Test Operation Shows Feasibility, Uses Directional Transmission of High Frequencies, New Tubes

By A. P. Peck

Rail Fissures Give up Secrets

Making Tissues Ageless

Experiments on Tissue Cultures and on Portions of Plants, Suggest Promise of Artificial, Earthly Immortality, Direct Bearing on Medicine

By Barclay Moon Newman

Glycerine from Petroleum, Electrostatic Iron Ore Separator, and more

By F. D. McHugh and Alexander Klemin


  • 50 Years Ago, May 1940

  • From the Editor

    Our Point of View, May 1940

  • Recommended

    Our Book Corner, May 1940

  • Departments

    Personalities in Science, May 1940

  • Camera Angles, May 1940

  • Telescoptics, May 1940

  • Curret Bulletin Briefs, May 1940

  • Legal High-Lights, May 1940

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