Science: Marconi's Parabola

Luxury-loving Inventor Guglielmo Marconi left Rome for London last week with an ultra-short-wave radio kit in his baggage, a query in his mind, and the intention of showing his British scientific friends his latest refinement of radio.

The kit is virtually a duplicate of the set which Inventor Marconi, who is a Papal Marchese as well as an Italian Senator, gave to the Pope. His Holiness now can radio-talk directly with his recently renovated summer home at Castel Gandolfo 14 miles away, and no one can listen in. Cost of operating the equipment is no more than the cost of keeping...

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