Power of Devastation Lies in Disruption of the Atom by Methods Not Yet Completely Revealed. However, Research Progress, Reported Before the Entry of the United States into the War, Indicated the Paths Along Which Intensive Work Has Been Done Both Here and Abroad
EDITOR'S NOTE: Admittedly, world security prevents publication of detailed information on the atomic bomb which rocked Japan early in August, and likewise rocked the scientific warld and the warld af the man an the street to its very foundations. The newspapers have done an adequate job of guessing about the principles of the atomic bomb and about the possibilities of atomic power in the future. The accompanying article, composed mainly of excerpts from issues of Scientific American, gives about all of the specific data available today and points the way to the future.