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Stories by Julie Wakefield

Doom and Gloom by 2100

Unleashed viruses, environmental disaster, gray goo--astronomer Sir Martin Rees calculates that civilization has only a 50-50 chance of making it to the 22nd century

June 21, 2004 — Julie Wakefield

Science's Political Bulldog

Representative Henry A. Waxman blasts away at the White House for alleged abuse of science. Sure, it's politics--but it could restore confidence in the scientific process

May 1, 2004 — Julie Wakefield

Telecom's Man of the Moment

Heir to a famed military and political legacy, Michael K. Powell tries to make his mark on the federal agency that regulates cell phones, television and the Internet

February 1, 2002 — Julie Wakefield
Mimicking Mother Nature

Mimicking Mother Nature

Marrying art and science, Nekton Research has developed an underwater robot inspired by a one-celled organism

January 1, 2002 — Julie Wakefield
Catching a Buzz

Catching a Buzz

New Internet traffic watchers aim to elevate marketing to a science

November 1, 2001 — Julie Wakefield

A Mind for Consciousness

Somewhere in the brain, Christof Koch believes, there are certain clusters of neurons that will explain why you're you and not someone else

July 17, 2001 — Julie Wakefield
Complexity's Business Model

Complexity's Business Model

Part physics, part poetry--the fledgling un-discipline finds commercial opportunity

January 18, 2001 — Julie Wakefield
The Search for Extreme Life

The Search for Extreme Life

If microorganisms exist on other worlds, the head of NASA's fledgling Astrobiology Institute plans to find them

July 1, 2000 — Julie Wakefield
Stories by Julie Wakefield

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