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.....305

.....191

....303

Powder, fuel in the form of.........129
Powder, ammonia....

.........114
Poison of Batrachians.

....300
Poisons, action of...

.......278
Polarization of the corona..........321
Polarizing prism, a new.............146
Portable illuminations

90
Primordial tiora......

......307
Practical application of sensitive
flames....

87
Proposed tunnel under the British
Channel..........

58
Proof of guns..

.........111
Preserving silver-ware. ..........227
Primordial fauna......

.291
Process for preservation of bottoms
of iron ships......

. 115
Process, new oxygen....

........ 71
Preserving insects

...........307
Prism, new polarizing..

..........146
Prism, rock salt......

.144
Protuberances of the sun, observa-
tions on the....

322
Proportion of alkalies in plants.....221
Production of cold...
Preservation of wines.

.203
Pulse, photographic representations
of the..

276
Pump, centrifugal....

55
Pulsations of man rendered audible

and visible.....
Pulse, electricity and the....... ...153
Pure iron.....

.......... 196
Purifying water.....

....215
Puritication of bisulphide of carbon.200
Purifying sewage.......

........215
Pyrometer, a new......
Question, sewage..

72
Quaternary period, man in the......287
Quartz, smoke-colored....... ......264
Railway, Mt. Washington......... 22
Railway carriages — why do they os-
cillate..

23
Railway, the Channel..

19
Railways of India...

16
Rainfall and temperature, planetary
influence on...

327
Radiation of heat from the moon...187
Rapid change of gauge...

55
Rails, steel.......

......... 30
Railway, narrow gauge..

30
Rail levelling device.
Railroads and electricity.. ......... 23
Rails, American...

33
test for steel...

........ 32
steel.capped. ................. 32
steel-headed..

.. 58
Reproduction in a fish, singular mode

..305
Reptilian remains...

..........253
Refining vegetable oils..

83
Reproductive organs of lichens.....309
Researches on materials fit for resist-

ing very high temperatures...... 81
Relation between the intensity of

light produced from the combus-
tion of illuminating gas, and the
volume of gas consumed.

06

Respiration vs. the temperature of
the blood..

.274
Resistance of roads to traction..... 54
Respiration vs. section of pheumo-
gastric nerves....

...302
Reptiles, new fossil...

.290
Respiration, artificial...
Reagent for alkaloids.

.229
Reduction of oxides by hydrogen... 197
Researches on resins.

..218
Red Sea and the Mediterranean, dif.

ference of level between the. ..267
Researches, lithographic........

..265
Reptiles, Mosasauroid.

.........255
Reproduction of diatoms............308
Reptiles, extinct.
Roads and railways of India........ 17
Rocky Mountains, trend of the......252

coal in the.......243

Alpine region.... 248
Route to the North Pole.... ...250
Rocks, mineralogical analysis of....153
Rock salt prisms..

.. 144
Roller, moss rubber inking.

........ 131
Royal Polytechnic, induction coil at
the...

......158
Safety, nitro-glycerine..

.132
Salt deposit near Berlin.

.227
Safety envelopes..

..135
Saline solutions for street watering. 73
Saw-dust, paper from....

.135
Sacc on resins....

.....218
Scheelite, occurrence of.. ......262
Sewage....

..215
Sea-water, temperature at great
depths of..

...188
Sea-depths.....
Sea, phosphorescence of the.. .....190
Section of pheumo-gastric nerves vs.
respiration...

.......302
Sea, bottom of the...

.307
Sensitive es, practical applica-
tion of...

89
Sea-going ships.

........ 85
Sewage question...
Selection, natural..
Sea basins, depression of... .....232
Sea-shores, change of level of......237
Seaweed charcoal......

130
Ships, lights....
Silvering cast iron................. 225
Silica, new form of...

........189

.....267

........ 72

....283

85

.... 35

of...

227
Silver, determination of...

..231
Siphon, inverted..

55
Signalling on board the cable fleet.. 101
Singing mice.....

.301
Silver extraction -electro-chemical
treatment.....

81
Sky, blue color of, etc.

Prof. Tyn-
dall.....

138
Sponge, vitality of the..

.306
Sponge, the glass-rope...

.305
Sliding of car-wheels.

........... 28
Smoke-colored quartz...

.264
Smelting, carburizing, and purifying
iron....

63
Solar heat as a motive power...... 79
South American Indians and Ne-

groes.....

...284

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Tests for alcohol....

230
nitrates...

.229
Prussian blue..

..229
hydrocyanic acid...........229
wool...

....231
Terra cotta clay, large deposit of....258
Temperature of the blood vs. respi.
ration.....

.274
Tempel's comet..

.325
Telegraph lines and the Aurora Bo-

realis.........
Ocean..

....109
Telegraphs, French military.

French Atlantic.. ..102
Teroxide of thallium...

..... 198
Telegraph, Indo-European.......... 107
enterprise

.... 108
Thermo-electric pile, new..

. 147
Thermometer, use of in determin-

ing period of solar rotation.....327
Tides, the...

.........188
Tinning by moist way:

.........224
Time-table, Pacific Railroad......... 15
Tin in the State of Maine...........264
Tomlinson's theory of boiling.......212
Topaz.....

227
Torquay. water Main, hydraulic
scraping of.

134
Trade routes between Northern In-

dia and Central Asia............337
Trade, influence of, on cholera......301
Transfusion of blood....

299
Transmission of gases through col.
loid substances.

189
Transparent paper...:
Trend of the Rocky Mountains......252
Transits of Venus..

...328
Traction, resistance of roads to..... 54
Treating textile fabrics.............. 133
Tusks of tho mammoth..
Tubercle, inoculability of............300
Turacine....

...........204
Tungstate of Barium

...............225
Tunnel, new Thames......... 56

proposed under the British
Channel...........

58
the Sutro................... 57

Mont Cenis ................. 57
Tubes, cast-iron.....
Twilight and Photography.
Tyndall's theory of comets..........328

discovery....

on blue color of the sky....138
Uniformity of weights and coins.... 70
Unhealthfulness of iron stoves......272
Uranium..

..........225
Urea, formation of..
Uranus, light of...

.........330
Utilization of chrome alum ........200
Vapors, action of light upon.......143
Vancouver's Island, natives of......303
Vaccination..

.......275
Velocity of electric currents........154
Vegetable electromotors... .. 166
Velocity of insects' wings during

flight......
Vertebrates, development..........304
Vertebrate remains in Nebraska....254
Venus, transits of..

328

... 3.38

Sounds of telegraph wires..........157
Solubility of carbonate of calcium..216
indigo....

..207
sulphur....

..201
Solar atmosphere, chemical analysis
of..

.331
Source of volcanic action.. ..234
Solar rotation, use of thermometer
in determining........

........327
Spectra of gases.....

..............217
Spectrum analysis.......

..........216
of lightning..

..331
of the aurora, zodiacal
light....

.326
Spectroscope, Zöllner's reversion....323
Steel rails, their durability.

........ 30
Stoves, cast-iron...

67
Steel-capped rails.

........ 32
Stereoscope, the American......... 88
Steam carriages, Fairlie............ 35
Stock, light rolling.

36
Straits of Magellan, recent surveys in

the....
Stone period, implements of the....340
Stratification of guano...::

306
Strengthening and rendering woven

tissues impermeable to water... 129
Stewart and I'ait's experiments on
the heating of bodies.

172
Steel rails, improved traction upon. 28
Steam generators......

..132
heat on hay..................134
power on canals.

61
Stratography of the Palæozoic rocks
of Vermont..

..239
Stream, the Gulf..

...............259
Strata, water bearing.....

........260
Steel-headed rails...
Stone, cement for................... 130
Supersaturation...

.......212
Surface changes in Maine...........249
Sulphurous acid for dissolving bones.226
Substance homologous with Borneo
camphor...

.......................219
Suez Canal.

....... 62
passage through the..... 61
Sun, distance of the...

.325
observations on the protuber.
ances of the.....

322
Suspension Bridge over the Missouri

River.
Surveys, recent in the Straits of
Magellan.....

.338
System of Moncrieff.

...............112
Sutro tunnel..

57
Summary of improvements in the
mechanic arts, etc....

128
Tanned cotton....

129
Tannin in horse-chestnut leaves....231
Teleiconography.................... 68
Tests for steel rails..

32
Temperatures, researches on materi-

als fit for resisting very high.... 81
Telegraph wires, sounds of........... 157

wave time of electric. ... 156
Temperature of sea water at great
depths .................

.188
Textile fabrics, treating...

.............133
Teşts for sugar...

............230
phosphorus................230

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Veins containing organic remains..250
Vermont, palæozoic rocks of........239
Venezuela, geology of....... .266
Very durable cement for iron and

stone.......
Velocity of cannon balls............112
Vitality of the sponge.

.306
Vibrations, electricity applied to
registering..

162
Visual impressions - identity of in

the animal kingdom..... 299
Volcanic action, source of........ .234
Water-bearing strata near Norwich
England....

..260
Wave time of the electric telegraph.156
Water, maximum point of the den-
sity of......

..........188
Water-proofing walls...............123
Well, the frozen.....

.....235
Weights and coins, uniformity of... 70
Welding compound.

Welding copper........................224
Wheels, car..

.......... 27
sliding of car............... 28°
wooden

........ 28

.................... 35
White phosphorus....

.............227
Wines, preservation of........... ..203
Wooden wheels.......
Wood, conservation of.............. 129

drying of.....................129
gas from..

97
Woven tissues, strengthening and
rendering impermeable to water of 129
Wool, test for

.......231
Writing, ineradicable....

.135
Zinc, painting........
Zinc, extraction of, from ores.......225
Zirconia light..

..........141
Zinc, painting

....133
Zöllner's reversion spectroscope....323

...133

.224

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