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During the nineteen-thirties and the war years, other pioneers of technology succeeded in adapting the Diesel engine that long-neglected source of power to widespread use on the railroads and in industry.
They developed high-octane gasoline into a plentiful source of power for airplanes. They brought the production of synthetic rubber to a point where it served, not merely as a war substitute, but as a product of continuing value for a nation on wheels.
They found out how to use tungsten-carbide cutting tools for immensely rapid machine-tool operations.
‘As for atomic power their most imposing achievement we already have been shown its deadly possibilities; what its beneficent ones may be is still uncertain, in view of the fabulous cost of producing it, but they might well, in time, make man in [Henry] Adam’s words “the child of incalculable power.”’