Science: $90 Lightning

Not often do you find an eminent young scientist shopping at the ribbon counter of a 5^ & 10^ store. Yet it was there that 30-year-old Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff, a Princeton graduate student (on a National Research Council fellowship) purchased the chief sinew of an invention, demonstrated publicly for the first time last week, of which President Karl Taylor Compton of M. I. T. says: "[It] opens up the possibilities of transmutation of the elements on a commercial scale."

Alchemy's new keys to transmutation are the alpha particles of electricity...

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