Science: The Megasecret MOLE

No weapons system has been more heavily guarded than the MOLE (Molecular Orbiting Low-Level Explorer). First hint of its existence came last spring when a Washington-datelined story in Electronic News reported that the Pentagon "is becoming heavily committed" to a radically new weapons system, added: "The MOLE should put an end to war. No location on earth will be secure from the MOLE." Later stories reported that 1) a special new agency (Subterranean Exploration Agency—SEA > had been set up to handle the new weapon and 2) the prime contract had been awarded to Accuracy Inc. of Waltham, Mass. Accuracy Inc.,...

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