Science: What the Navy Needs

Encouraged by the resounding success of the Army's appeal for needed inventions (TiME, Sept. 6, 1943), the Navy last week authorized the National Inventors Council to publish a list of 25 naval needs. Some of them: ¶A shockproof, non-parachute aerial delivery container, cheap enough to be thrown away after one drop. A light to mark beaches, which will work on light weight rechargeable batteries, be visible from 5,000 yards at sea. ¶ A method of welding light-gauge aluminum, "of particular importance since aluminum lifeboats and rafts are currently of riveted construction due to lack of a...

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