Science: In Madison

Laymen who dramatize in their imaginations the great discoveries of science, would find the actual moment of such discoveries dull enough. One more figure added to a string of decimals, a barely perceptible change of color in a test tube, a splinter of light measured against the angle of a graphed mirror—and the thing is done. The laboratory worker wipes his hands on his apron and goes home to write a paper for the next meeting of the National Academy of Sciences. Last week that notable body, convening in Madison, Wis., listened to various...

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