With the erection of the new antenna over the Cruft Memorial Laboratory, a number of important experiments have been carried on by Professor G. W. Pierce and his assistants. On Wednesday a very distinct message was received from Berlin, a distance of over 3,000 miles, and on several occasions stations on the Pacific Coast have been heard distinctly. The new aerial which was just completed during the recent holidays, is as large, if not larger, than any employed by any other University in the United States, and is made up of five wires stretching from the 100-foot standards above the Laboratory across Langdell Hall to Walter Hastings Hall, a distance of over 600 feet.
In order to test the power of wireless outfits for aeroplanes, a dummy flying machine has been erected between the Laboratory and Pierce Hall on which has been placed a complete outfit controlled from the inside of the building. This experiment was begun only a short time ago and as yet no important results have been obtained.