[Super Thermometer, Monitoring our Enemies Scientific Advances, Useful Plastics]

Friday, September 08, 1950

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

A super heat measuring device - a very sophisticated calorimeter - measures minute changes in the temperature of body proteans, scientists hope this will lead to discoveries about cancer.

Proposed cooperation between military and American bibliographers to keep government informed on our enemies scientific capabilities.

Plastic, see-through shoes to determine how the shoe will fit (because shoe X-rays may be dangerous!)

Interview with Joseph Kenealy of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation.

Antibiotics help animals grow faster - grow to maturity (and ready to sell) faster. Studies on rats show that "this strange something" is passed from mother rat to offspring, uses may be good for children who haven't grown as they should.

Chemistry revolutionizes book binding! New glues help cheaply bind paperback books.

*Differing versions of this program exist. 69767.1, 69767.3, 69767.4 appear to be the same script read by different host and without interview portion of the program. 69767.5 (FLAT) and 69767.6 (EQ) is most complete version.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69767
Municipal archives id: LT793


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This award-winning educational program (1947-1952), hosted by George Bone, is designed to inform the layman and housewife about major events in the world of chemistry. WNYC teams up with the American Chemical Society News Service to present in-depth scientific developments, with a strong focus on the consumer. Topics covered include mosquito eradication and how to strengthen tooth enamel.


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