Science: The Atomic Future

Ten years after Hiroshima, 13 after man first split the atom, 1,200 atomic scientists from 72 nations filled Geneva's huge Palace of Nations last week with the excited babble of exploration and discovery. The first International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy was a conclave of adventurous men and optimists caught up in the dream of a peaceful atomic revolution. "Now everybody feels he can talk freely," exclaimed the ranking U.S. expert, Atomic Energy Commissioner Willard Libby, a man seldom moved to excitement. "It's a great emotion—you can feel it all over...

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