Review of Reviews,  19 (1899), 567.

The Y-Rays: The Latest Fairy Tale of Science




Publications abstracted:

R N Mere Pearson's Magazine


Light, Electromagnetism, Ether, Physics, Military Technology, Mesmerism

    Describes the 'marvellous invention' of Alex Orloff who has 'discovered a new form of X-rays, which he has successfully applied to the steering of torpedoes without the use of connecting wires. The light-rays are transmitted through the air from a radiator on shipboard, on the shore, or in a balloon [...] to a receiving apparatus attached to the torpedo', which is 'as it were mesmerised and remains under the control of its sender'.

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