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Interview with Linus Pauling.
Interview with Linus Pauling. August 23, 1991.
Interview by Thomas Hager for use in "Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling," (Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Pauling's Explosives Patent. (0:43)

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Thomas Hager: Tell me. What other things have you patented?

Linus Pauling: Well, let's see. I patented, during the war, a class of composite explosives - propellants. And it may be that they are used, to some extent, now. I never got any royalties from that, because the government had an irrevocable royalty-free license, and nobody else was interested in the powder for propelling bazookas and things like that.


Creator: Thomas Hager, Linus Pauling
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Creator: Thomas Hager, Linus Pauling

Date: August 23, 1991
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