Science: Inventions of the Month


¶ By Monsanto Chemical Co.: a featherweight insulating material, called Santocel, which will make possible blankets and sleeping bags weighing only a few ounces.

¶ By Arrow Safety Device Co.: a photoelectric device which will dim headlights automatically when struck by rays from approaching headlights or street lights.

¶ By Britain's Imperial Chemical Industries: a new synthetic-wool fiber, called Ardil, made from peanuts. Cheaper than sheep's wool, Ardil can be mixed with wool, cotton or rayon, is shrinkproof, mothproof, woolly-warm.

¶ By Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co.: a cordless electric flatiron, heated while standing on a base. The base, instead of the...

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