Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution


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Sivu 237 - The determination of masses so far removed as these from the ordinary reference lines offers peculiar difficulties, but, as the lines were expected to approximate to the terms of the geometrical progression 1, 2, 4, 8, etc., the higher terms of which are known, a special method was adopted by which a two to one relation could be tested with some exactness. Two sets of accumulators were selected, each giving very nearly the same potential of about 250 volts. The potentials were then made exactly equal...
Sivu 540 - And shrieks like mandrakes' torn out of the earth, That living mortals, hearing them, run mad, — O ! if I wake, shall I not be distraught, Environed with all these hideous fears? And madly play with my forefathers
Sivu 13 - England, who in 1826 bequeathed his property to the United States of America "to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Sivu 316 - This may be due, in part at least, to the fact that the disease causes little or no malformation on cedar.
Sivu 143 - 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.
Sivu 566 - Shortly after having swallowed the beverage, he fell into a heavy stupor. He sat with his eyes vacantly fixed on the ground, his mouth convulsively closed, and his nostrils dilated. In the course of about a quarter of an hour his eyes began to roll, foam issued from his half-opened lips, and his whole body was agitated by frightful convulsions. These violent symptoms having subsided, a profound sleep of several hours succeeded. In the evening...
Sivu 398 - The Tuscan sages said it portended a new race of "men, and a renovation of the world.
Sivu 14 - ... shall be laid out under the direction of a Joint Committee of Congress upon the Library, to consist of three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives.
Sivu 14 - Institution", to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives; together with six other persons, other than members of Congress, two of whom shall be resident in the city of Washington; and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Sivu 391 - In Europe, a woodland scene has its spring, its summer, its autumnal, and its winter aspects. In the equatorial forests the aspect is the same, or nearly so, every day in the year : budding, flowering, fruiting, and leaf shedding are always going on in one species or other.

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