Science: Sea Power

A group of curious Cuban engineers peered about in a small sheet-iron building at Matanzas Bay, Cuba, last week. They studied the arrangement of a lot of pipes and tanks, and of a board, covered with levers, buttons and gauges beside which stood Dr. Georges Claude, French academician. After three years of patient work, Dr. Claude was ready to give the first public demonstration of his method for taking Power from the sea (TIME, Sept. 22 et ante).

While many of the visitors expressed skepticism to one another in polite whispers, Georges Claude...

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