Report of the National Academy of Sciences

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1890 - Science

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Page 6 - States as may be designated, and the Academy shall, whenever called upon by any -Department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art, the actual expense of such investigations, examinations, experiments, and reports to be paid from appropriations which may be made for the purpose, but the Academy shall receive no compensation whatever for any services to the Government of the United States.
Page 21 - United States Navy, District of Columbia; AA Gould, Massachusetts; BA Gould, Massachusetts; Asa Gray, Massachusetts; A. Guyot, New Jersey; James Hall, New York; Joseph Henry, at large; JE Hilgard, at large, Illinois; Edward Hitchcock, Massachusetts; JS Hubbard, United States Naval Observatory, Connecticut; AA Humphreys, United States Army, Pennsylvania; JL Le Conte, United States Army, Pennsylvania; J. Leidy, Pennsylvania; JP Lesley, Pennsylvania; MF...
Page 5 - That the National Academy of Sciences shall consist of not more than fifty ordinary members, and the said corporation hereby constituted shall have power to make its own organization, including its constitution, by-laws, and rules and regulations; to fill all vacancies created by death, resignation, or otherwise; to provide for the election of foreign and domestic members, the division Into classes, and all other matters needful or usual in such institution, and to report the same to Congress.
Page 8 - CGS system of electromagnetic units and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by the unvarying current which, when passed through a solution of nitrate of silver in water, in accordance with a certain specification, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 of a gramme per second.
Page 23 - Silliman, junior, Connecticut; Theodore Strong, New Jersey; John Torrey, New York; JG Totten, United States Army, Connecticut; Joseph Winlock, United States Nautical Almanac, Kentucky; Jeffries Wyman, Massachusetts; JD Whitney, California; their associates and successors duly chosen, are hereby incorporated, constituted, and declared to be a body corporate, by the name of the National Academy of Sciences.
Page 39 - As a unit of resistance, the international ohm, which is based upon the ohm equal to 10" units of resistance of the CGS system of electromagnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice, 14.4521 grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area and of the length of 106.3 centimetres.
Page 40 - ... international farad, which is the capacity of a condenser charged to a potential of one international volt by one international coulomb of electricity.
Page 8 - ... As a unit of electromotive force, the international volt, which is the electromotive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of one international ampere, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by \\\% of the electromotive force between the poles or electrodes of the voltaic cell known as Clark's cell, at a temperature of 15 C., and prepared in the manner described in the accompanying specification...
Page 71 - That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior, whose duty it shall be, as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the care and management of the same.
Page 72 - ... of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition. The Secretary may, in his discretion, grant leases for building purposes, for terms not exceeding twenty-five years, of small parcels of ground at such places in said park as shall require the erection of buildings for the accommodation of visitors...

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