Science: Annunciator

Even careful people who read weather reports in the newspapers sometimes get caught in the rain. Far better off is the man with a barometer in his front hall. Where earthquakes are concerned, predictions and precautions are much harder to disseminate and to take in time, and the results of unpreparedness are much more serious. Scientific laboratories have seismographs and report temblors to the newspapers with all possible speed, but people in California, Hawaii, Japan would be far better off if they could have seismographs in their front halls. More often than not the earth's major convulsions...

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