Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Institution, 1903
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Page 622 - ... there's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will.
Page l - ... shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States...
Page 210 - On partially liquefying carbonic acid by pressure alone, and gradually raising at the same time the temperature to 88° Fahr., the surface of demarcation between the liquid and gas became fainter, lost its curvature, and at last disappeared. The space was then occupied by a homogeneous fluid, which exhibited, when the pressure was suddenly diminished or the temperature slightly lowered, a peculiar appearance of moving or flickering striae throughout its entire mass.
Page 150 - The riddle of the nebulae was solved. The answer, which had come to us in the light itself, read: Not an aggregation of stars, but a luminous gas.
Page 385 - All this world is heavy with the, promise of greater things, and a day will come, one day in the unending succession of days, when beings, beings who are now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this earth as one stands upon a footstool, and shall laugh and reach out their hands amidst the stars.
Page xlviii - NATIONAL MUSEUM. For cases, furniture, fixtures, and appliances required for the exhibition and safe-keeping of the collections of the National Museum, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees, twenty two thousand five hundred dollars.
Page 178 - The projection of this ray (which was not seen either before or after the day in question) to so enormous a length, (nearly 100°) in a single day conveys an impression of the intensity of the forces acting to produce such a velocity of material transfer through space, such as no other natural phenomenon is capable of exciting. It is clear that if we have to deal here with matter, such as we conceive it, viz.
Page 129 - It is very much the same in learning to ride a flying machine; if you are looking for perfect safety, you will do well to sit on a fence and watch the birds; but if you really wish to learn, you must mount a machine and become acquainted with its tricks by actual trial.
Page l - For repairs to buildings, fixtures, and fences, furniture, gas, chemicals, and stationery, freight (including transmission of public documents through the Smithsonian exchange), foreign postage, and expressage, plants, fertilizers, and all contingent expenses, two thousand five hundred dollars 2, 500.
Page liii - States as ex officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives, and six citizens, "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.

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