Science: Plastics in War

> A special blackout street lamp has been announced by General Electric. It is made of plastics and cast iron, with no glass, hence is fairly immune to shrapnel. The lamp is 9 candle power, gives one-sixtieth the illumination of full moonlight, i.e., barely enough to distinguish a pedestrian at 40 feet.

> A really transparent plastic window pane, which will withstand the explosion of a 150-lb. bomb eight feet away, has been developed by Monsanto to end the danger of flying glass during air raids. The pane is made of 16-mesh wire...

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