Science: New Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear physicists are "in the position of a boy who finds a penny and thinks he is on the way to becoming a millionaire." So says famed Physicist Luis Alvarez of the University of California, who spoke last week before a Monterey meeting of the American Physical Society. Dr. Alvarez made an announcement that excited scientists and engineers all over the world. He offered nothing practical, only some odd, squiggly lines and a mass of abstruse interpretation. But the lines and theories may eventually grow into a new and better kind of nuclear...

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