Science: Master of Micro-Waves

Singers, politicians, Bankers Otto Kahn and Winthrop Aldrich and other personages at whom reporters usually rush when a ship enters New York Harbor, last week received skimpy attention at the arrival of the Conte di Savoia. The ship reporters rushed for Patrician Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Laureate, Italian Senator and Marquis, inventor of commercial wireless, experimenter with ultra-shortwave radio communication. The reporters wanted to know all about Senator Marconi's latest work in "bending" short waves around the earth's curvature (TIME, Aug. 22, Dec. 5, 1932).

The Senator was amiably evasive until later in the...

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