Science: Brave New Universe

While the American Chemical Society was getting ready for its 75th birthday party in Manhattan next week, some of its members were already thinking about the 75 years ahead. For the diamond jubilee issue of Chemical and Engineering News, they described a brave new universe where every home will have two-way wireless, space ships will circle the moon (see below) and the scientists will inherit the earth. Among the wonders the citizen of 2026 will take for granted:

¶ Atomic-powered furnaces, refrigerators and other household appliances.

¶ Man-made weather to suit any taste.

¶ Cures or preventives for infantile paralysis, mental...

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