Science: Inventions of the Month


¶ By FBI: a war-born alloy so magnetic (it can lift 4,000 times its own weight) that FBI plans to use it to fish in rivers and ponds for criminals' discarded weapons and other metallic clues.

¶ By a group of manufacturers: barge-like floating iceboxes, fleets of which are to be used in the Pacific, for carrying fresh meat, vegetables, milk, etc. to battlefronts. Each one holds 1,000 tons of food, can make 500 gallons of ice cream a day.

¶ By Walter Tower, president of the American Iron and Steel Institute: stainless steel...

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