Science: Rotarian at Sea

The rotorship Buckau, first of its kind, set sail from Danzig for Leith, Scotland, with a cargo of lumber. The voyage is to be the first commercial test of this new type of wind-propelled ship. Its trip from Kiel to Danzig to take on cargo was productive of conflicting reports: some said the Buckau went by her wind; some, by means of her auxiliary engine.

The public mind has been inflamed by the idea of the new ship in a degree that is probably all out of proportion to the importance of the...

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