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The National Physical Laboratory Report for 1937

Nature volume 141, pages 10221023 (04 June 1938) | Download Citation



THE report of the work carried out at the A National Physical Laboratory during the year 1937 shows marked activity in each of the seven departments into which its field of operations has been divided and also in connexion with the special work of the William Froude Laboratory on the propulsion of ships*. One aspect of the report which should not be lost sight of in its perusal is the indication, which is implicit on practically every page, of the value of the assistance it can give to industry both in the results of its own wide programme of research and also in its readiness to undertake special investigations on behalf of manufacturers. This should be more widely known and appreciated as the scope of their work and the amount of scientific data accumulated place the staff in a quite unique position to offer advice and help.

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