Title: THE PFUND SKY COMPASS
Author(s): Lieutenant Commander Alton B. Moody
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 7
Pages: 234 - 239
Cite this article: Moody, Lieutenant Commander Alton B., "THE PFUND SKY COMPASS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1950, pp. 234-239.
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Abstract: The discovery of basic principles has seldom been accompanied by the vision of the use to be made of the knowledge acquired. In fact, many of the principles so important to modern living were first considered purely theoretical and devoid of any practical value, even by their discoverers. When Benjamin Franklin brought lightning from the clouds down his kite twine, could he foresee the myriads of uses to which electricity would be put two centuries later? When Marie Curie discovered radioactivity, could she imagine the atom bomb and the impact of nuclear physics on the world today?