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Trapped over a Chip

Trapped over a Chip

Microchips that control hovering atoms may lead to new quantum computers

March 17, 2001 — Graham P. Collins
Skin So Fixed

Skin So Fixed

A topical lotion with DNA-repair enzymes cuts down skin carcinomas

March 17, 2001 — Julia Karow
Out in the Cold

Out in the Cold

Ambitious plans to penetrate icebound Lake Vostok have slowed to a crawl

March 17, 2001 — W. Wayt Gibbs
Scotchgard Scotched

Scotchgard Scotched

Following the fabric protector's slippery trail to a new class of pollutant

March 17, 2001 — Rebecca Renner
Volcanic Accomplice

Volcanic Accomplice

Deadly impacts may have exacerbated massive eruptions

March 17, 2001 — Naomi Lubick
Biological Alchemy

Biological Alchemy

The discovery that skin and bone marrow cells can transform into neurons raises hopes--and many questions

February 18, 2001 — W. Wayt Gibbs
Cheap Light

Cheap Light

Microlasers go deeper into the infrared to boost optical networking

February 18, 2001 — Gary Stix
Debit or Credit?

Debit or Credit?

Whether CO2-consuming trees can offset global warming is far from certain

February 1, 2001 — Sarah Simpson
A Gas of Steel Balls

A Gas of Steel Balls

Marbles are more difficult to understand than atoms or molecules

January 18, 2001 — Graham P. Collins
Pink Slip in Your Genes

Pink Slip in Your Genes

Evidence builds that employers hire and fire based on genetic tests; meanwhile protective legislation languishes

January 18, 2001 — Diane Martindale
Aquatic Homebodies

Aquatic Homebodies

New evidence that baby fish and shrimp stick close to home may be the key to saving coral reef biodiversity

January 1, 2001 — Sarah Simpson
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Help Us Reforest the Mississippi River Valley