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Loglan

This logical language is now being synthesized on modern linguistic principles, largely to examine the hypothesis that the world view of the members of a culture is determined by the structure of their language

By James Cooke Brown

Solar Particles and Cosmic Rays

Magnetic fields in the galaxy may constitute an "accelerator" for cosmic rays. Recent studies have examined the question of whether the sun and similar stars inject particles into this accelerator

By Kinsey A. Anderson

Insect Assassins

The assassin bug injects other insects with a venomous saliva that paralyzes them and dissolves their tissues. The assassin then drinks its predigested meal and may live on it for weeks

By John S. Edwards

Ferrites

These iron oxide materials combine substantial magnetic strength with extremely high electrical resistance. Electrical engineers are using them in the design of revolutionary microwave devices

By C. Lester Hogan

Humphry Davy

Widely known as the inventor of the safety lamp, he also founded modern electrochemistry, tutored Faraday and discovered sodium, potassium, calcium, barium, magnesium, strontium and chlorine

By L. Pearce Williams

How we see Straight Lines

In looking at a straight line, the eye can detect a lateral break that forms an image only .00001 centimeter wide on the retina. A new hypothesis holds that this ability is due to rapid scanning motions

By John R. Platt

Fleming's Lysozyme

The discoverer of penicillin also found a substance that dissolves bacteria. Occurring in many human tissues and secretions, lysozyme is presently used to investigate the structure of the bacterial cell

By Robert F. Acker and S. E. Hartsell

The Origin of Ores

The metals most commonly found in the world's ores are not necessarily the most abundant. Over geologic time natural processes have concentrated some metals more than others

By H. G. Bachmann

Departments

  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: June 1960

  • Science and the Citizen: June 1960

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, June 1960

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Mathematical Games

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Scientist

  • Departments

    The Authors

  • Books

  • Bibliography

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June 1960

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