Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884

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(4.4 stars; 4 reviews)

The Scientific American may be the oldest continuously published periodical in the United States, having launched its first publication in 1845. It has been a mainstay of popular science with in-depth articles across a broad spectrum of scientific fields. In this supplement are short articles ranging through such topics as The Temperature of the Solar Surface, Dr. Koch on the Cholera, The Cay Monument at Uxmal, and a long article on Modern Locomotive Practice, and one on Malaria. - Summary by Larry Wilson (5 hr 35 min)


The Frankfort and Offenbach Electric Railway 5:25 Read by Holly Poppell
Possibilities of the Telephone 5:40 Read by Adam Starks
Pyrometers 12:19 Read by prajak
The Temperature of the Solar Surface 20:48 Read by prajak
Chemical Nature of Starch Grains 4:16 Read by Holly Poppell
The Amalgamation of Silver Ores 19:27 Read by Ned Kruger
Interesting Facts about Platinum 10:01 Read by Inkell
Bayle's Lamp Chimney 10:57 Read by prajak
Modern Locomotive Practice, Part I 17:18 Read by roselbex
Modern Locomotive Practice, Part II 16:45 Read by roselbex
Modern Locomotive Practice, Part III 15:43 Read by roselbex
Modern Locomotive Practice, Part IV 16:22 Read by roselbex
Modern Locomotive Practice, Part V 6:55 Read by roselbex
Screw Steam Collier Frostburg / Destruction of the Tardes Viaduct 7:42 Read by roselbex
Joy's Reversing and Expansion Valve Gear 15:59 Read by KenK
The Steam Bell 4:46 Read by Logan Lorenz
Lieut. Greely before the British Association 9:08 Read by mleigh
Diamond Mining in Brazil 21:41 Read by Rita Boutros
What We Really Know about Asiatic Cholera 8:11 Read by Rita Boutros
Dr. Koch on the Cholera 26:33 Read by Leslie Frank
Malaria, Part I 17:04 Read by Holly Poppell
Malaria, Part II 21:59 Read by James R. Hedrick
Malaria, Part III 14:48 Read by James R. Hedrick
Halesia Hispida / Windflowers 10:16 Read by Rita Boutros
Story of Lieut. Greely's Recovery 8:03 Read by mleigh
The Cay Monument at Uxmal 7:05 Read by Rita Boutros


These old magazines show just far we have come.

(5 stars)

Today 'Scientific American'. is world leader in in depth discussions of religiously reviewed articles about anthropogenic global climate change, gender dynamics, and critical reviews of how math and science disproportionately harm nonbinary BIPOCs. It tells the populace what to think. Great Stuff. You have to trust the science. But back in the 1880s, this publication was publishing a bunch of science stuff involving numbers and concepts that did not revolve around fighting the disproportionate influence white nerds have on society. It is great to see we have advanced so far.