Science: New Detection Hope

Five months ago, U.S. negotiators struggling to achieve an agreement with the Russian scientists on a detection system for atomic explosions were thrown into confusion. Tests had shown that underground explosions could not be detected so far away as had been thought, but the Russians refused to increase the number of detection stations the U.S. had first proposed. Since then, U.S. efforts have been directed at discovering means to improve the sensitivity of detection with the stations proposed. Last week, as negotiators prepared to resume the suspended talks at Geneva, word leaked of a report submitted to President Eisenhower which concludes...

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