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  • Building a Future On Science

    Building a Future On Science

    Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel A. L. Nicolelis taps into the chatter of neural populations to drive robotic prosthetics. Now he hopes to tap the potential of his country's population by building them a network of science cities

    Christine Soares| February 1, 2008|

  • Unquiet Ice Speaks Volumes on Global Warming

    Unquiet Ice Speaks Volumes on Global Warming

    Abundant liquid water newly discovered underneath the world's great ice sheets could intensify the destabilizing effects of global warming on the sheets. Then, even without melting, the sheets may slide into the sea and raise sea level catastrophically

    Robin Bell| February 1, 2008|

  • The Future of Physics

    The Future of Physics

    The Editors' introduction to the physics Special Report

    The Editors| February 1, 2008|

  • Large Hadron Collider: The Discovery Machine

    Large Hadron Collider: The Discovery Machine

    A global collaboration of scientists is preparing to start up the greatest particle physics experiment in history

    Graham P. Collins| February 1, 2008|

  • The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics

    The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics

    The current Standard Model of particle physics begins to unravel when probed much beyond the range of current particle accelerators. So no matter what the Large Hadron Collider finds, it is going to take physics into new territory

    Chris Quigg| February 1, 2008|

  • Your Cells Are My Cells

    Your Cells Are My Cells

    Many, perhaps all, people harbor a small number of cells from genetically different individuals--from their mothers and, for women who have been pregnant, from their children. What in the world do these foreigners do in the body?

    J. Lee Nelson| February 1, 2008|

  • RFID Power

    RFID Power

    Radio-frequency identification tags label all kinds of inventoried goods and speed commuters through toll plazas. Now tiny RFID components are being developed with a rather different aim: thwarting counterfeiters

    Tim Hornyak| February 1, 2008|

  • Building the Next Generation Collider

    Building the Next Generation Collider

    To further investigate the intricacies of high-energy particle physics, researchers must construct a more powerful electron-positron collider

    Barry Barish, Nicholas Walker and Hitoshi Yamamoto| February 1, 2008|

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