Aérodynamical Experiments and Observations in Russia

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    THE results of an extensive series of experiments upon the resistance of various forms of bodies in a current of air, as well as the particulars relating to various balloon ascents and observations upon the height of clouds, are given in two publications recently received from the Institut aérodynamique de Koutchino. The institute (Fig. i) was founded for the purpose of studying air resistance and for the scientific exploration of different layers of the atmosphere. Besides the director and honorary members of the staff, there are in all twenty-one men employed, of whom six are labourers.

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