Science: Electronics in Control

One of the most important U.S. task forces of World War II—which may do the enemy as much damage as any that the nation sends overseas—consists of several thousand scientists. In complete military secrecy they all work together in one big building at one big scientific institution on one big problem: wartime applications of and improvements on the electron tube.*

The incredible accuracy of U.S. naval guns at Casablanca, which at 26 miles smashed the hull of the French battleship Jean Bart in two salvos, was a triumph for the electron tube. Declared Rear Admiral...

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