Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Institution, 1916
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Page 167 - Avogadro's law states that equal volumes of all gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules...
Page 14 - Committee (1) to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution...
Page 173 - In the heavens we discover by their light, and by their light alone, stars so distant from each other that no material thing can ever have passed from one to another; and yet this light, which Is to us, the sole evidence of the existence of these distant worlds, tells us also that each of them is built up of molecules of the same kinds as those which we find on earth.
Page 130 - ADVERTISEMENT. The object of the GENERAL APPENDIX to the Annual Report of the .Smithsonian Institution is to furnish brief accounts of scientific discovery in particular directions; reports of investigations made by collaborators of the Institution ; and memoirs of a general character or on special topics that are of interest or value to the numerous correspondents of the Institution.
Page 374 - I have confidence that the artistic gifts of mankind will prove to be due not to something added to the make-up of an ordinary man, but to the absence of factors which in the normal person inhibit the development of these gifts. They are almost beyond doubt to be looked upon as releases of powers normally suppressed. The instrument is there, but it is
Page 221 - Atlantis was both thickly settled and very powerful. Its sway extended over Africa as far as Egypt, and over Europe as far as the Tyrrhenian Sea. The...
Page 1 - Congress in the United States National Museum, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the International Exchanges, the National Zoological Park, and the Astrophysical Observatory.
Page 1 - Institution," an establishment for the " increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." The Institution is legally an establishment, having as its members the President of the United States, the Vice President, the Chief Justice, and the President's Cabinet.
Page 366 - Every theory of evolution must be such as to accord with the facts of physics and chemistry, a primary necessity to which our predecessors paid small heed. ... Of the physics and chemistry of life we know next to nothing. Somehow the characters of living things are bound up in properties of colloids, and are largely determined by the chemical powers of enzymes, but the study of these classes of matter has only just begun. Living things are found by simple...
Page 1 - States, three Members of the Senate, three Members of the House of Representatives, and nine...

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