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Eliminating Nuclear Warheads

More than 50,000 nuclear weapons may be decommissioned during the next 10years. Their disposal requires both technical and political innovations

By Frank von Hippel, Marvin Miller, Harold Feiveson, Anatoli Diakov and Frans Berkhout

A Universe of Color

Color photography continues to be an important astronomical tool that reveals details of celestial objects not yet captured by modern electronic detectors

By David F. Malin

Mastering Chaos

It is now possible to control some systems that behave chaotically. Engineers can use chaos to stabilize lasers, electronic circuits and even the hearts of animals

By William L. Ditto and Louis M. Pecora

Diet and Primate Evolution

Many characteristics of modern primates, including our own species, derive from an early ancestor's practice of taking most of its food from the tropical canopy

By Katharine Milton

Domesticating Cyberspace

By Gary Stix

Departments

  • Who is Normal?

  • Faster than Light?

  • T Cell Anergy

  • The Great Radium Scandal

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, August 1993

  • Recommended

    Matters of the Heart

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50 and 100 Years Ago: Wright Brothers Ignored and Seventeen Year Locusts Appear

  • Profile

    Perpendicular to the Mainstream

  • Amateur Scientist

    Circuits That Get Chaos in Sync

  • Science and the Citizen

    But He'd have to Leave the Cigars Behind

  • Strange Matters

  • Sound Science?

  • Fast Moves

  • Off to an Early Start

  • Culture Clash

  • Departments

    Will Deregulation Save the Banks?

  • Keeping Up with Computerese

  • Technology and Business

    Body English

  • "I'll Trade you a Wallaroo for an Aardvark..."

  • Blood Money?

  • Clipper Runs Aground

  • Blue Films

  • A Gem of a Catalyst

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August 1993

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