Science: Nuclear Detection System

If the diplomats of the great powers back up their scientists, the earth in a few years will be thinly dotted with observation stations, internationally controlled, packed with sensitive instruments, and each manned by 30-odd scientists and technicians. Most of the stations will be on level terrain, and as far as possible from cities, railroads and heavily traveled highways. Their purpose: to detect clandestine tests of nuclear explosives.

After seven weeks of scholarly consultation at Geneva, U.S., British, Russian, Polish and other scientists issued definite recommendations for a nearly trickproof control system (TIME, Aug. 25). There were no minority reports, no signs...

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