Science: Synthetic Gold

All business today involves credit, and all credit involves the metal gold. The yellow metal has been chosen over an experience of centuries as the best known substance out of which to coin money, for many rea- sons. Among these is the fact that gold is scarce, and a supposedly elementary substance.

Much water, however, has gone over the dam since the Metchnikoff table of elementary substances was formulated as the axiomatic basis of modern chemistry. Under certain rays, supposedly elemental substances have broken down into two or more other elements. Now comes the story...

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