Science: 7,000,000 Volts

After sundown one day last week an airplane slipped in to a landing at "Round Hill," the South Dartmouth, Mass, estate of Hetty Green's stamp-collecting, air-minded son, Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green. It taxied up close to a capacious airship dock, and out of it stepped President Karl Taylor Compton and Vice President Vannevar Bush of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The two men strode into the cavernous metal hangar in which was no dirigible but M. I. T.'s giant electrostatic generator (TIME, March 7, 1932). There they joined newsmen and M. I. T....

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