Number 48: Radar detectivesIt is sometimes said the atomic bomb ended World War II, but radar won the war. Much of that technology came from MITs Radiation Laboratory intentionally given a misleading moniker to divert attention away from the labs true focus, on microwave radar technology development. Its contributions included airborne-bombing radar, a long-range navigation system, coastal defense radars, and early-warning radars. After the war ended, the Rad Lab closed. Seven years later, Lincoln Laboratory was founded, based on many of the same organizational principles and with many of the same employees.