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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - hearing aids, Thor's Hammer, Seabees, Quad Map, nuclear power, glowing octopus, and more.

- David G. Myers - Hearing Aids Can Serve a Second Purpose—As Wireless Speakers - Jennifer Ouellette - The Physics of Thor’s Hammer Immortalized in Comic Form - Mary Karmelek - “We Build, We Fight”: The Role of the Seabees in the Invasion of Normandy - Dana Hunter - Epic Excitement: Reading Quad Map Documentation - Nicholas Evans and Ashutosh Jogalekar - Promise or problem?...

STAFFJune 6, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
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We Build, We Fight : The Role of the Seabees in the Invasion of Normandy

Today marks the 69th anniversary of D-day, when the Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. Whereas all branches of the Armed Forces who took place in the invasion deserve recognition, I wanted to dedicate this blog post to a group that I hadn’t heard of until I read about them in Scientific American’s archive: the Seabees.The Scientific American article from February 1943 described the Seabees as “the newest branch of the Navy, and one of our most dramatic and romantic services.” The name is derived from the phonetic spelling of “CB”, or “Construction Battalion.” Officially created by Rear Adm...

STAFFJune 6, 2013 — Mary Karmelek

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