Science: Quicker Heats

Track athletes, straining across the finish line, are timed by stopwatches in one-fifths and one-tenths of a second. Last week, at Cornell University, Professor A, "V. Hill. British physiologist, demonstrated electrical devices that will record a runner's time to 1/200 second. The method involves burying electric coils in the ground at intervals across the finish line; tying a light, magnetized sheet of metal to the runner's waist. The magnet induces brief electric currents in the buried coils as the runner flashes in. Electricity, literally lightning swift, may quicken many a "dead"...

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