Science: Precision and Stability

Dr. Louis Caryl Graton, professor of mining geology at Harvard, last week issued the following statement:

''A new microscope developed at Harvard incorporates such novel features of design as to permit a new step forward in the scientific investigation of the extremely minute. Somewhat paradoxically, the instrument itself is of great size and massive proportions, weighing about one ton, in order to insure utmost precision and stability."

Blue-eyed, white-haired, courtly Dr. Graton was aware that news of his microscope had created something of a furor among authorities in optical science, because it...

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