From the mass of fact and solid inference about atomic fission, TIME has abstracted twelve key points:
1. Atomic weapons will overshadow peacetime uses of atomic energy, at least until the world is confident that it has atomic weapons under control. Materials used in atomic-energy plants could easily be converted into bombs.
2. No military or scientific defense can be expected.
3 Breaking up cities is the only practical defense idea so far advanced; one plan for redistributing U.S. population and key industries would cost $250 billion.
4. Much larger atomic charges are in prospect....