Science: Wartime Technology, Mar. 22, 1943

Science at war last week had reported these advances:

Bomber Nose Guard. The clear, polished plastic noses and cockpit enclosures for airplanes must be saved from scratches during assembly and shipment by masks of heavy paper. In many such uses, rubber cement (using up huge amounts of crude rubber) will be replaced by a new Du Pont adhesive which resists heat & cold, strips off clean.

Beryllium Windows. First commercial use for pure beryllium, tough cousin of magnesium and aluminum, is for windows in X-ray tubes. Beryllium is more transparent to certain X-rays than glass (though opaque to light), permits faster work by...

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