50, 100 and 150 Years Ago; April 2008; Scientific American Magazine; by Daniel C. Schlenoff; 1 Page(s)
THE MATTER--"Anti-matter may exist in our galaxy, but it cannot exceed about one part in 10,000,000 of ordinary matter if it is there. It is most unlikely that any of the stars in our galaxy can be made of anti-matter. Outside our galaxy, other galaxies in remote parts of the universe may consist entirely of anti-matter. The nearest approach to direct proof of the existence of such bodies is the presence of strong radio sources whose energy is difficult to explain by any known process but might be explained by the annihilation of antimatter. On the other hand, if antimatter does exist in the universe, we do not understand at present how the bulk of it became separated from matter. To explain this would apparently require a revolution in our thinking on cosmological problems. --Geoffrey Burbidge and Fred Hoyle"
SPA CHERNOBYL?--"In connection with the Austrian governmental establishment for the preparation of uranium products, there has been built in Joachimsthal, Bohemia, a laboratory for working up radio-active substances found in the tailings and by-products of the uranium minerals. There will also be erected a bathing establishment, where the radio-active mine water will be used for healing purposes."