Science: Voltage

At Round Hill, South Dartmouth, Mass., in a dirigible hangar which Col. Edward Howland Robinson (Hetty's son) Green loaned, three of President Karl Taylor Compton's M. I. T. men have built an electrostatic high voltage generator to compete with lightning's violence. Last week in Chicago President Compton announced that shortly the machine would be ready to operate. In preliminary workouts it produced six million volts, would have produced ten million had not the difference diffused into the metal walls of Col. Green's hangar. Workmen now are insulating those walls, and Robert J. Van...

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