Education: Alabamine & Virginium

With an air of "There, that will convince them," Professor Fred Allison of Alabama Polytechnic Institute last week slapped on his desk a fresh copy of the American Chemical Society's Journal. "Them," referred to everyone who doubted that Professor Allison had discovered Element No. 87, or eka-cesium. in 1930 and Element No. 85, or eka-iodine last April by means of his new magneto-optical machine.

"Them" referred particularly to Professor Jacob Papish of Cornell, who last autumn recognized eka-cesium with the x-ray spectrograph. With an x-ray...

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