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Rethinking Nuclear Power

A possible strategy for freeing nuclear power from its current impasse would be built around a new generation of lower-power, centrally fabricated nuclear reactors designed for inherent safety...

By Richard K. Lester

The Earth's Magnetotail

The solar wind sweeps the earth's magnetic field into a vast tail. Disruptions of the tail generate bright auroras at the earth and propel great bodies of magnetized gas into interplanetary space...

By Edward W. Hones

The Molecular Genetics of Hemophilia

Hemophiliacs bleed because a defective gene deprives them of a key blood-clotting protein. The protein has now been made artificially by isolating the normal gene and then inserting it into cultured cells...

By Gordon A. Vehar and Richard M. Lawn

Athletic Clothing

The thorough attention now given to the design of athletic equipment has contributed to new records in the speed sports and to enhanced protection or performance in other contests

By Chester R. Kyle


  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: March 1986

  • Science and the Citizen, March 1986

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, March 1986

  • The Superconducting Supercollider

  • Computer-Simulated Plant Evolution

  • Mental Imagery and the Visual System

  • Recommended

    Books, March 1986

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Scientist, March 1986

  • Departments

    The Authors, March 1986

  • Computer Recreations, March 1986

  • Crop Storage at Assiros

  • Bibliography, March 1986

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