Science: Flying Eyes

The battle sites of World War III will have no privacy. Airborne television tubes will watch cities dissolve, flashing the action on generals' screens in deeply buried dugouts. Even bombs and rockets as they fall will watch and report their dive to the target with unblinking electronic eyes, until they and it vanish simultaneously.

Selected guests of the Navy last week got a preview of this technique of battle-watching. They sat in a darkened gymnasium in Washington while three television-equipped airplanes took off from nearby fields. On television screens the spectators saw what the planes saw: they flew by proxy to Baltimore,...

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