Science: Microwave Miracles

Many a scientific cloud on the horizon promises, or threatens, to revolutionize postwar living. One is the "microwave." Microwaves lie in the largely uncharted area of the radio spectrum above the part now used for conventional sound and television broadcasting (upper limit: roughly 80 megacycles). Microwaves are used in radar, and most of the wartime discoveries about them are still military secrets. But radio engineers have found their potentialities dazzling. This week plain citizens were given a glimpse of what the engineers envision.

New Design for Living. The Federal Communications Commission, which has...

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