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Revision of the Skunks of the Genus Spilogale

Description: From introduction: "Revision of skunk genus Spilogale based upon a study of about 380 skins with skulls and 75 additional skulls from the collection of the Biological Survey."
Date: November 24, 1906
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
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Economic Methods of Utilizing Western Lignites

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over western lignite. The economic use of these lignite deposits is discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 1915
Creator: Babcock, E. J.
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Extraction and Recovery of Radium, Uranium and Vanadium from Carnotite

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing extraction and recovery of different ores from carnotite. Equipment and methods for extraction are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 1915
Creator: Parsons, Charles L.; Moore, R. B.; Lind, S. C. & Schaefer, O. C.
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Preliminary Report on the Problem of the Atmosphere in Relation to Aeronautics

Description: A report to the Weather Bureau, Washington DC, from the chairman of the Subcommittee on the Atmosphere in Relation to Aeronautics describing the activities accomplished and the proposal of work to be undertaken by the subcommittee.
Date: November 9, 1915
Creator: Marvin, Charles F.
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Revision of the Pocket Gophers of the Genus Thomomys

Description: Describes habits, predators, morphology, sexual variation, pelages, and distribution of pocket gophers. Describes genera and group relations. Describes, lists locations and distribution, and provides a key for species and subspecies.
Date: November 15, 1915
Creator: Bailey, Vernon
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Physical and Chemical Properties of Gasolines Sold Throughout the United States During the Calendar Year 1915

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the properties of gasoline sold during the year of 1915 in the U.S. The physical and chemical properties of the samples collected are discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: November 1916
Creator: Rittman, W. F.; Jacobs, W. A. & Dean, E. W.
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Technology of Salt Making in the United States

Description: Report discussing technology for the production of salt in the United States and also the more important sources of salt in the United States.
Date: November 1917
Creator: Phalen, W. C.
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Electrolysis and its Mitigation

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on electrolysis. As stated in the introduction, "this investigation has included a study of the physical laws governing electrolytic and self-corrosion in soils, an extended investigation of the effects of electric currents on plain and reinforced concrete, and a study of the work of previous investigators relating to the subject of electrolysis and its prevention" (p. 5). This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 25, 1918
Creator: Rosa, Edward B. & McCollum, Burton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Apparatus for Measuring the Relative Wear of Sole Leathers, and the Results Obtained with Leather from Different Parts of a Hide

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the quality of sole leather. As stated in the introduction, "the development of a simple method for quickly determining the durability of sole leather seemed desirable, and this paper discusses a laboratory apparatus designed for this purpose and also presents the results of tests made to date to determine the relative wear of leather from different parts of the hide" (p. 3). This paper includes illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 22, 1919
Creator: Hart, R. W. & Bowker, R. C.
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Comparison of Alcogas Aviation Fuel With Export Aviation Gasoline

Description: Mixtures of gasoline and alcohol when used in internal combustion engines designed for gasoline have been found to possess the advantage of alcohol in withstanding high compression without "knock" while retaining advantages of gasoline with regard to starting characteristics. Test of such fuels for maximum power-producing ability and fuel economy at various rates of consumption are thus of practical importance, with especial reference to high-compression engine development. This report discusses the results of tests which compares the performance of alcogas with x gasoline (export grade) as a standard.
Date: November 25, 1919
Creator: Gage, V. R.; Sparrow, S. W. & Harper, D. R.
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Analyses of Air from Burning Buildings

Description: This report provides results of analyses and pertinent fata regarding eleven samples taken from the composition of the air in burning buildings.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Katz, S. H.
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Development of the Inflow Theory of the Propeller

Description: Report discusses the theory of inflow of the propeller and the fact that both suctional axial velocity and suctional tangential velocity must be considered when calculating the maximum efficiency.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Betz, A.
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Göttingen Wind Tunnel for Testing Aircraft Models

Description: Given here is a brief description of the Göttingen wind tunnel for the testing of aircraft models, preceded by a history of its development. Included are a number of diagrams illustrating, among other things, a sectional elevation of the wind tunnel, the pressure regulator, the entrance cone and method of supporting a model for simple drag tests, a three-component balance, and a propeller testing device, all of which are discussed in the text.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Prandtl, L.
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Horizontal Buoyancy in Wind Tunnels

Description: Note presenting an examination of horizontal buoyancy in wind tunnels, including an examination of the relative flow, static pressure gradient, horizontal buoyancy computation, and methods of computation in practical use are provided.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Zahm, A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Italian and French Experiments on Wind Tunnels

Description: Given here are the results of experiments conducted by Colonel Costanzi of the Italian Army to determine the influence of the surrounding building in which a wind tunnel was installed on the efficiency of the installation, and how the efficiency of the installation was affected by the design of the tunnel. Also given are the results of a series of experiments by Eiffel on 34 models of tunnels of different dimensions. This series of experiments was started in order to find out if, by changing the shape of the nozzle or of the diffuser of the large tunnel at Auteuil, the efficiency of the installation could be improved.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Knight, William
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The Photographic Recording of Small Motions

Description: Methods and equipment for recording small and sometimes rapid motions by photographic means are described, and the efficacy of photographic recording in such instances is evaluated. The optical system consisting of the light source, the mirror or prism for transmitting motion to the emergent beam, and a means of bringing the rays into focus on the film are discussed. Attention is given to the critical issue of mirror mounting.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Norton, F. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recent Developments in Light Alloys

Description: This report is intended to cover the progress that has been made in both the manufacture and utility of light alloys in the United States since the first part of 1919. Duralumin is extensively discussed both as to manufacture and durability.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Woodward, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tests of Artificial Flight at High Altitudes

Description: "If we wish to form an accurate idea of the extraordinary progress achieved in aeronautics, a comparison must be made of the latest altitude records and the figures regarded as highest attainable limit some ten years ago. It is desirable, for two reasons, that we should be able to define the limit of the altitudes that can be reached without artificial aid. First, to know to what extent the human body can endure the inhalation of rarified air. Second, the mental capacity of the aviator must be tested at high altitudes and the limit known below which he is able to make reliable observations without being artificially supplied with oxygen" (p. 1).
Date: November 1920
Creator: Gradenwitz, Arthur
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Variable Pitch Propellers

Description: In this report are described four different types of propellers which appeared at widely separated dates, but which were exhibited together at the last Salon de l'Aeronautique. The four propellers are the Chaviere variable pitch propeller, the variable pitch propeller used on the Clement Bayard dirigible, the variable pitch propeller used on Italian dirigibles, and the Levasseur variable pitch propeller.
Date: November 1920
Creator: Bacon, D. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aeronautic Instruction in Germany

Description: This report contains a list of the courses relating to aeronautics announced in Germany, both in the technical high schools and in the universities.
Date: November 1921
Creator: Bouche, Henri
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Choice of Wing Sections for Airplanes

Description: "The subject of the choice of an airfoil section is by no means a closed one, and despite the impossibility of making a single rule serve, it is quite practicable to deduce in a strictly rational manner a series of rules and formulas which are capable of being of the greatest use if we but confine ourselves to the consideration of one element of performance at a time. There are seven such elements of performance which are here taken up in turn. The seven are of different relative importance in different types of airplanes. The seven elements are: maximum speed regardless of minimum; maximum speed for given minimum; maximum speed range ratio; maximum rate of climb; maximum absolute ceiling; maximum distance non-stop; and maximum duration non-stop" (p. 1-2).
Date: November 1921
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The danger of stalled flight and an analysis of the factors which govern it

Description: A definition of "stalled fight" is presented as well as a detailed discussion on the how and why it occurs. Some suggestions are made to prevent its occurrence such as carrying an air speed instrument in the airplane.
Date: November 1921
Creator: Hopf, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Establishment of Aviation Schools

Description: Report presenting a discussion of the creation of a suitable aviation school and some of the characteristics that should be considered in terms of hiring personnel, creating a curriculum, and obtaining equipment.
Date: November 1921
Creator: Kempe, Erich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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