Science: Tough Cricket

Alfred Lee Loomis, Manhattan banker and physicist, and Frank E. Lutz, curator of insects at the American Museum of Natural History, played scientific tricks with a cricket. They played the black bug in a vacuum and in a container of compressed air; for ten minutes they whirled him in a machine 1,200 times a minute. The insect did not die because air pockets j in his hard coat apparently protected him. Beside these insect researches, Mr. Loomis, vice president of Bonbright & Co., experiments in his private laboratory at Tuxedo Park, N. Y., on...

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