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Middle East Oil

The richest of all the great petroleum regions, just beginning to revise the world fuel economy, is the bequest of a remarkable geologic history

By F. Julius Fohs

Radio Waves and Matter

The highest radio frequencies, explored during the war for their utility in radar, have recently illuminated some dim recesses in the world of atoms and molecules

By Harry M. Davis

The Genes of Men and Molds

The study of the red fungus Neurospora crassa sheds light on exactly how the units of heredity determine the characteristics of all living things

By George W. Beadle

Shagbark Hickory

A rough coat is the distinguishing feature of one of our handsomest native tree species, now retreating under the attack of man and other natural enemies

By Donald Culross Peattie

The Dynamics of Inhibition

The nervous system, obviously, originates and transmits nerve impulses. But it must also possess a mechanism for stopping them

By Ralph W. Gerard

"How Nice to be a Physicist"

By Arthur Roberts

The Transistor

Basic research in the electrical properties of solids has opened up an entirely new way of manipulating electrons to do useful work

By Frank H. Rockett

Departments

  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: September 1948

  • Primitive Medicine

  • Science and the Citizen: September 1948

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, September 1948

  • Recommended

    Books

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Astronomer

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September 1948

Think Outside the Gift Box