As crowds in East Germany flocked to the "Atoms for Peace" exhibition in Leipzig, East Germany the Soviet Union claimed that one of its scientists has tamed the hydrogen bomb.
GV EXT Exhibition building
SV INT Exhibits and people
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SV People walking around exhibits
CU Digital display
SV Man holds lighted match under fire-detection element-TILT-detection machine
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Background: As crowds in East Germany flocked to the "Atoms for Peace" exhibition in Leipzig, East Germany the Soviet Union claimed that one of its scientists has tamed the hydrogen bomb.
With the tamed H-bomb, it is claimed, it is possible to produce more energy from a gallon of sea water than from a gallon of petrol, by burning the hydrogen in the sea water.
The discovery is attributed by "Soviet News", an English language weekly published by the Soviet Embassy in London, to 76-year-old Professor Peter Kapitsa, who once worked with a research team at Cambridge.
The Leipzig exhibition, showing the results of work by U.S.S.R., Polish, Czechoslovakian and East German scientists, emphasised the peaceful uses of nuclear power, in industry and, as guardians of safety.
One of the prime exhibits was a piece of fire detecting equipment which swings into action when the faintest trace of smoke triggers the ions that activate it.
Despite the peaceful applications of the exhibits television cameramen were not given free rein to film them. "We exhibit here certain things that are new to the West, and we are a bit peculiar about them", an official explained.