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Atomic Energy

Posted March 3, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Science

Scientific thinking on Atomic Energy in 1929 A fond dream of scientists – the hope of some day obtaining energy in tremendous quantities by releasing forces known to exist within the atoms of matter – was given a Christian burial on the recent occasion of the award to the scientists Michelson and Millikan of the gold medal of the Society of Arts and Sciences in New York. To quote from Dr Millikan’s address, “There is no appreciable energy available to tap through atomic disintegration.” Every one who reads popular articles about science is familiar with the statement that there is enough energy in the atoms contained in a single dime to drive the Leviathon to Europe and back, if we …

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