Science: Water Divining

Far more than the nationalistic glory it yearns for, the Arab world needs water. The Middle East thirsted when Moses "smote the rock twice: and the water came out," and it thirsts now. By and large, its lands have the necessary soils and minerals, lack only irrigation to bloom with fruit and grain. Last week, in his United Nations speech, President Eisenhower took due note that water could end much Middle Eastern misery, and offered U.S. aid in getting it. In Washington other top officials showed how water could be found. Some ways and means: ¶ Radioactive isotopes. To find underground...

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