Radio: Wire for Sound

The dream of every U.S. warcaster is to talk from the scene of battle itself. But live broadcasts from the fighting fronts are not practical (the enemy might intercept them). And most recording equipment to date has been too bulky for much front-line use. Last week, however, it looked as if the broadcasters were coming close to their dream.

U.S. Army & Navy technicians had given the nod to a highly portable little gadget called the Magnetic Wire Sound Recorder—an instrument about the size of a portable typewriter. It records the human voice and...

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