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Technology in China

A Japanese analyst reports on a study of China's struggle to become an industrial power. He estimates that a breakthrough to economic growth driven by industrial investment may be five to 10 years off

By Genko Uchida

Homo Erectus

This species, until recently known by a multiplicity of other names, was probably the immediate predecessor of modern man. It now seems possible that the transition took place some 500,000 years ago

By William W. Howells

The Three-Dimensional Structure of an Enzyme Molecule

The arrangement of atoms in an enzyme molecule has been worked out for the first time. The enzyme is lysozyme, which breaks open cells of bacteria. The study has also shown how lysozyme performs its task

By David C. Phillips

The Aging Great Lakes

Like all other lakes, they are subject to physical and biological processes that will eventually result in their extinction. These processes, however, are being accelerated by human activities

By Charles F. Powers and Andrew Robertson

Particle Storage Rings

A new method of achieving particle interactions exploits the fact that the head-on collision of two moving objects releases greater energy than if one of the moving objects hits a stationary target

By Gerard K. O'Neill

Acetabularia: A Useful Giant Cell

This marine alga grows to a length of an inch but has only one cell and one nucleus. It is therefore almost ideal for studying the relations between the nucleus and other parts of the cell

By Aharon Gibor

Analgesic Drugs

For severe pain the most widely used drug is still morphine. Other useful drugs have been found, however, in the course of the search for substances with morphine's good qualities but not its bad ones

By Marshall Gates

Departments

  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: November 1966

  • Magnetic Fields on the Quiet Sun

  • Science and the Citizen: November 1966

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, November 1966

  • Recommended

    Books

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Mathematical Games

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Scientist

  • Departments

    The Authors

  • Bibliography

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