Science: Depth Ship

A determined scientist always has new worlds to conquer. Professor Auguste Piccard, who broke the altitude record in a free balloon in 1932,* is nearly ready to try for the undersea depth record too. Last week 63-year-old Scientist Piccard told the North American Newspaper Alliance about the "bathyscaphe" (from the Greek for "depth ship"), his submarine balloon which will descend into the sea suspended from a steel and aluminum "gas bag" full of lightweight gasoline.

Heavyweight. Long planned (TIME, July 8, 1946), the bathyscaphe is now about completed in Belgium. Cast as two steel...

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