Science: RCA Astrology

The ancient pseudo-science of astrology, which attempts to predict the future by the motions of the planets, may have a bit of science in it, after all. This week Radio Corporation of America, no easy prey to superstition, announced in the RCA Review that it is successfully predicting radio reception by a study of planetary motions.

RCA got started on the project in an effort to anticipate "magnetic storms" that hamper short-wave radio reception from across the Atlantic. To keep the messages flowing during such a storm, the company has to call extra men...

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