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Radiation Safety: A New Industrial Problem

Elaborate Safety Measures Have Been Developed By the Health Physics Departments of Atomic Energy Plants to Protect Both the Workers and the General Public from Dangerous Radiations. These Protective Measures, Proved Successful in Small Scale Operations, Will Aid Greatly in Solving the Staggering Radiation Safety Problems of the Large Scale Atomic Energy Plants

By Karl Z. Morgan

One Third of Wood

Lignin, Companion of Cellulose as a Main Chemical Constituent of Wood, Resists Both Analysis and Utilization. New Laboratory Work, However, May Yet Make It a Valuable Raw Material. The First of Two Articles

By Egon Glesinger

Where Does Powder Metallurgy Stand Today?

The Present State of a New Technology Introduced To Industry in the Thirties Is Reviewed

By H. R. Clauser

Recycling Conserves U. S. Natural Gas

Valuable Hydrocarbon Fractions Formerly Wasted Are Pumped Back into the Ground

By Neil Uptegrove

The Pilot Plant's Value to Industry

If Properly Equipped, Staffed and Operated, The Pilot Plant Can Point the Way to Bring A New Industrial Process Safely Across the Gap of Uncertainty Existing Between the Laboratory Stage and Full-Scale Production

By D. H. Killeffer

Prospecting from the Air

The Airborne Magnetometer, Perfected During the War to Detect Submarines, Has Now Mapped Variations in the Earth's Magnetic Field Over 250,000 Square Miles. Its Purpose: to Reveal Hidden Formations Containing Minerals and Oil

By Eugene F. Peterson and Homer Jensen

Departments

  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: January 1948

  • Recommended

    Books

  • Departments

    An Announcement to Our Readers (II)

  • Navigation Computer, Table-Top Tube Model

  • Radiant Baseboards, Embossing Thermoplastics, and more

  • Piercing Holes, Beveling Concrete, and more

  • Anti-Friction Bearings, "Impossible" Machining, and more

  • Sugar Derivative

  • Fuel System Cleaner, Battery Tester, and more

  • Current Bulletin Briefs

  • A Monthly Department for the Amateur Telescope Maker

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January 1948

Think Outside the Gift Box