Inside the Atomic Patent Office

By Alex Wellerstein, May 1, 2008

Before Stagg Field, before Trinity, before the atomic age dawned above Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, nascent nuclear technologies emerged into a world unsure of how to
manage the bevy of new and dangerous secrets. The surprising method of early
atomic control? Patent censorship.

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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