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Stories by Mark Alpert64 articles archived since 1845

My Love Affair With Relativity

I was introduced to the Einstein field equations three decades ago as a naïve undergraduate—and was smitten at once by their beauty and simplicity

November 25, 2015 — Mark Alpert

Furious New Science Fiction from Mark Alpert

Scientific American editor–turned-sci-fi-writer Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory and Extinction, talks about his latest book, The Furies 

 

August 3, 2014 — Mark Alpert and Steve Mirsky

Fiasco at Fermilab

Last-minute budget cuts stun U.S. physicists

February 18, 2008 — Mark Alpert

Sun Power Gets a Boost

A stolen idea from the plant world could improve prospects for solar power

January 1, 2008 — Mark Alpert

Neutron Oddball

A newly discovered neutron star doesnt behave like it's supposed to

December 16, 2007 — Mark Alpert

Saving Gas and Lives

Can the U.S. improve fuel economy without sacrificing safety?

October 1, 2007 — Mark Alpert

Dimensional Shortcuts

Is there evidence for string theory in a neutrino experiment?

July 15, 2007 — Mark Alpert

The Autism Diet

Can avoiding bread and milk ease the disorder?

April 1, 2007 — Mark Alpert

Smart Tags Get Smarter

The next generation of electronic tags promises to outperform RFIDs

December 1, 2006 — Mark Alpert
Crater Jumper

Crater Jumper

Hopping probe may hunt for ice on the moon

March 13, 2006 — Mark Alpert
My Virtual War

My Virtual War

A disturbing stroll through a simulated battlefield

January 22, 2006 — Mark Alpert

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