From the June 3, 1932, issue

GENERATOR LOAD DIVIDED FOR BETTER OPERATION

Without the pretty girl, this massive stationary winding of a turbine electric generator might appear to be the size of a spool of thread. But contrast emphasizes the machines 83,300 kilovolt-ampere capacity.

The black arms are heavily insulated butt-ends of copper bars in which electricity is to be generated. They are sunk in grooves in the inner surface of the stator frame.

Within the core of the stator, where the young lady is seated, the energized rotor will spin at 1800 revolutions per minute. Current it induces in the stator is to be used for all types of industrial, municipal, and domestic service.

Double stator windings are an unusual feature of this machine. If half the generators load should fail, the other half will carry on and thus help maintain stability. The Westinghouse Company, manufacturers, say this is the biggest machine of its kind ever built with internal blowers.

EINSTEIN EXTENDS THEORY TO ELECTRON AND PROTON INTERIOR

Prof. Albert Einstein has extended his unification of the laws of gravitation and electricity to the interior of the electrons and protons, a realm for which he has been unable heretofore to find a law.

A promising addition to his previous unified field theories of 1929 and 1931 is made in this latest formulation of physical theory by the great German physicist. The details of the new theory are contained in a communication by Prof. Einstein and his associate, Dr. W. Mayer, to the Prussian Academy of Science and published in its proceedings under the title: “Unified Field Theory of Gravitation and Electricity.”

Without a law for the behavior of the electromagnetic field in the interior of the electrons and protons, Prof. Einstein had previously found it necessary, as Maxwell had before him, to treat the electrons and protons as foreign bodies embedded in the electromagnetic field, influencing it but not of it. He now assumes a somewhat more general structure of his four-dimensional space-time continuum as expressed in the axiom governing the five component vectors in terms of which he describes this structure. By this means the father of relativity is now able to set up a series of equations capable of treating the electrons and protons as integral parts of the electromagnetic-gravitational field.

NEW EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT NERVES SECRETE HORMONES

Nerves achieve their effects by means of special hormones which they produce, instead of by direct action on muscles and glands.

This is the latest theory of physiologists. Further evidence in support of it was presented by Dr. B.P. Babkin and his associates, Drs. Armine Alley and George W. Stavraky, of McGill University, to the Royal Society of Canada.

These investigators found that, under certain conditions, stimulating the nerve of the salivary gland on one side of the mouth produced increased activity and secretion by the salivary gland on the other side. Under the conditions of their experiment, there could be no direct nervous connection between the two glands. This strongly indicates that the nerve itself produces a hormone which acts on the secretory cells of the corresponding gland and reaches the opposite gland by the blood stream.

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