Science: Peaceful Atomic Blasting

Everyone who has seen an atomic explosion must have wondered how its enormous force could be put to peaceful use. Chemical explosives, comparatively puny, have shaped the modern world, dug its canals and tunnels, won its coal and ore, but until recently, atomic explosives were too secret and too radioactive to be considered seriously. Now it appears that within a few years they may become man's most powerful tool for fitting the earth to his use.

Last week the Senate's Subcommittee on Disarmament released a discussion by Atomic Energy Commissioner Willard F. Libby of Test Rainier, the world's first tentative trial of...

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