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Cosmic Rays at the Energy Frontier

These particles carry more energy
than any others in the universe.
Their originis unknown but may be
relatively nearby

By James W. Cronin, Simon P. Swordy and Thomas K. Gaisser


Microjets of air can
cool chips, but...speak up!

By Tim Beardsley


Optical devices moving to market
could boost telephone company
profits--or wipe them out

By W. Wayt Gibbs

Flight of Fancy

Will a new kind of submersible truly benefit research?

By David Schneider and David Schneider and W. Wayt Gibbs

The 1996 Nobel Prizes in Science

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has again recognized four sets of researchers for their outstanding contributions. Here is a look at the work behind these achievements in chemistry, physics, medicine and economics

By John Rennie, Paul Wallich and Philip Yam

Steps To Recovery

Researchers find ways of coaxing spinal nerves to regrow

By Tim Beardsley

Understanding Parkinson's Disease

The smoking gun is still missing, but growing evidence suggests highly reactive substances called free radicals are central players in this common neurological disorder

By Moussa B. H. Youdim and Peter Riederer

Tackling Turbulence with Supercomputers

Computers only recently became powerful enough to illuminate simple examples of this great classical problem. In some cases, they will let engineers control it

By John Kim and Parviz Moin

Transgenic Livestock as Drug Factories

By introducing key human genes into mammals, biologists can induce dairy animals to produce therapeutic proteins in their milk

By Henryk Lubon, William H. Velander and William N. Drohan

How the Blind Draw

Blind and sighted people use many of the same devices in sketching their surroundings, suggesting that vision and touch are closely linked

By John M. Kennedy

Experimental Flooding in Grand Canyon

Scientists monitor a controlled deluge that was staged in the early spring of 1996 solely for the benefit of the environment in and around the Colorado River

By Edmund D. Andrews, Michael P. Collier and Robert H. Webb

Science versus Antiscience?

Movements lumped under the term antiscience have disparate causes, and not all pose as much of a threat as has been claimed


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