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WNYC announcer introduces program and Goldsmith, of the Department of Physics at City College, who talks about "Atomic Physics in War."
Our success in this war depends more on scientific knowledge than any previous war. Sensational advances in the field of physics. Building a bomber, need rubber, which is in short supply. The atom. Cadmium. The atom is like a radio station. Measuring light emitted by atoms with an spectroscope. Dropping bombs from planes. Elaborate bomb sites.
WNYC announcer concludes program.
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WNYC archives id: 71477