Science: Colloidal Fuel

When the Cunard Line's oil-burning liner Scythia slid into New York Harbor last week, coal companies perked up, oil companies were cast down and a dead inventor was remembered. Instead of oil, a black turbid liquid had been pouring through one set of her fuel pipes, burning with sudden fierceness when it reached the combustion area under the boiler. First commercial company ever to use colloidal fuel, the Cunard Line last week called its experiment a complete success. Ignored for eleven years, colloidal fuel was news at last.

Colloids are substances which...

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