• Short Summary

    THE 131ST CONGRESS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENTS OF SCIENCE OPENED IN MONTREAL ON BOXING DAY (SATURDAY, 26TH DECEMBER)...

  • Description

    THE 131ST CONGRESS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENTS OF SCIENCE OPENED IN MONTREAL ON BOXING DAY (SATURDAY, 26TH DECEMBER)... THE FIRST TIME THE ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN HELD IN CANADA FOR 26 YEARS. MORE THAN 1,000 SCIENTISTS FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND A DOZEN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE DISCUSSIONS ON SUBJECTS AS VARIED AS SPACE TRAVEL, CRIME, PEST CONTROL, CRIMINOLOGY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.

    FILM SHOWS A VARIED SELECTION OF EXHIBITS AT THE SCIENTIFIC DISPLAY BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CONGRESS: INCUBATORS, THE LATEST CAMERAS AND SPECIALIST OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, THE SKELETON OF A CAT, FILM OF THE LIFE CYCLE OF A STAR FISH, AND FILMS TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE MANNED SPACE FLIGHT PROGRAMMES OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION DURING THE PAST YEAR.

    IN ONE OF THE FIRST PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE CONGRESS A CANADIAN SCIENTISTS SUGGESTED THAT BACTERIA COULD SOON PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN EXTRACTING METALS FROM LOW GRADE ORES AND MINE WASTES. THE USE OF MICROSCOPIC ORGANISMS OFFERS FASCINATING POSSIBILITIES IN THE FIELDS OF MINING AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TWO OF THE INDUSTRIES WHICH HOLD KEYS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

    THE CONGRESS ENDS ON DECEMBER 31ST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE9GH6AEZLYU7DVFF6YMSOTWLG
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9GH6AEZLYU7DVFF6YMSOTWLG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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