Science: New Wrinkles

Snow Camera. The Army's Research and Development Laboratories at Fort Belvoir, Va. got orders to design a special camera to take pictures of snowflakes. Army brass demanded that it be impervious to weather and so simple that a six-year-old child could work it with mittens on. The first model, completed in 40 days, is probably the most specialized camera ever built. It is prefocused, contains its own light source and magnifies three imes. When the operator inserts a snow sample on a sliding shelf and presses a button, he has his picture. The Army...

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