Science: By-Products of the Bomb

The atomic bomb may save more lives than it ended. At the University of Chicago, where man's first nuclear chain reaction simmered underneath a grandstand, the Institute of Radiobiology and Biophysics last week began work. Professor Raymond E. Zirkle and assistants began applying the new atomic techniques to the study of living organisms and their ills.

During the frantic race to build the atomic bomb, many incidental discoveries were made and put on ice. Among the most important: the radioactive by-products of the uranium-graphite pile. Almost any substance, stuck in the pile's atomic...

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