Science: Hydrogen Dinosaur?

A real expert gave his opinion last week about the hydrogen bomb. In the current Scientific American, Dr. Robert F. Bacher, professor of physics at CalTech, a former (1946-49) AECommissioner (and therefore an inside authority), speaks up frankly. His opinion of the hydrogen bomb: it is not practical as a military weapon. Carefully omitting secret details. Dr. Bacher points out that hydrogen fusion is not really a new primary source of atomic energy. It is only a new way of using the energy in old, familiar uranium.

One of the hydrogen bomb's necessary ingredients...

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