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TO SEE THE MEN ON MARS? (Feb, 1909)

There actually are few liquid mirror telescopes in operation at the moment. The biggest is the 6 meter Large Zenith Telescope.

TO SEE THE MEN ON MARS?

By LITTELL McCLUNG

PROF. ROBERT W. WOOD, of the Johns Hopkins University, has perfected an invention — based on a discovery — that may revolutionize the present costly and cumbersome methods of studying the stars and exploring the universe for new planets, suns, moons, and asteroids.

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Mercury Turbine Now a Success (Mar, 1931)

Thankfully Mercury Vapor Turbines are now obsolete.

Mercury Turbine Now a Success

New Power Idea Proves Its Value in Practical Use As Quicksilver Vapor Spins Electric Generator

By EARL CHAPIN MAY

WHEN, in 1914, William LeRoy Emmet, General Electric Company research engineer, first proposed that mercury vapor instead of steam could be used to drive a turbine wheel, scientists and engineers scoffed at him.

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“Mileage? It’s miles ahead!” (Jun, 1949)

“Mileage? It’s miles ahead!”

THAT’S WHAT OWNERS SAY ABOUT THIS ROAD-PROVEN NEW 1949 MERCURY!

Sure it’s smooth! Powerful, too! But listen! Owners report this big, new 1949 Mercury actually delivers 17,18,19 miles per gallon…and up! They clam it has the thriftiest power plant they’ve ever driven! And it has!

Make your next car MERCURY

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