Was it possible for good science to come out of the Nazi regime, and why did science and technology thrive during this time? When Hitler came to power, Germany was one of the world's most advanced technological countries. We'll examine five crucial scientific advances of the Nazi period that still have an impact today. Nazi scientists were the first to establish a direct link between smoking and cancer. Hitler exploited the discovery of Hi-Fi recording equipment to boost Nazi propaganda broadcasts. The first jet fighter flew in Germany, eventually commissioned by Hitler, but too late to win the war in the air, and with it came the first pilot ejection seat. Even the electron microscope, one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, was discovered in Germany, but ignored by the Nazis. This is the true story of the scientific feats and failures of Hitler's Nazi Germany.