Science: Physics & Optics

In Cambridge, Mass, last week, members of the American Physical Society and of the Optical Society of America were given a first look at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's new spectroscopic laboratory. President Karl Taylor Compton of the Institute and Professor George Russell Harrison, who has charge of the new shop, showed the physicists about. The new building is constructed like and really is an icebox. The outer walls—4 ft. thick—are of brick, 8 in. of cork, an air space and concrete. Within that well-insulated casing is an inner structure of ten rooms. The...

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