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Is Space Finite?

Conventional wisdom says the universe is infinite. But it could be finite, merely giving the illusion of infinity. Upcoming measurements may finally answer this ancient question

By Glenn D. Starkman, Jean-Pierre Luminet and Jeffrey R. Weeks

Embryonic Stem Cells for Medicine

Cells able to generate virtually all other cell types have recently been isolated. One day they could help repair a wide variety of damaged tissues

By Roger A. Pedersen

Encapsulated Cells as Therapy

An emerging approach to treating disease combines living cells with plastic membranes that shield the cells from immune attack

By Michael J. Lysaght and Patrick Aebischer

Skin: The First Tissue-Engineered Products

Last year the first living, tissue-engineered skin product became commercially available--and a second is expected to be on the market within a few months. Top researchers from each of the two companies involved tell how their products came to be

Alan Turing's Forgotten Ideas in Computer Science

Well known for the machine, test and thesis that bear his name, the British genius also anticipated neural-network computers and "hypercomputation"

By B. Jack Copeland and Diane Proudfoot

The Revival of Colored Cotton

By James M. Vreeland Jr.

Departments

  • Tissue Engineering: The Challenges Ahead

  • From the Editor

    Attack of the Robo-Editor

  • The Promise of Tissue Engineering

  • Letters

    Letters

  • Errata

  • Recommended

    AESTHETIC SCIENCE

  • The Editors Recommend, April 1999

  • Anti Gravity

    Diamond Reflections

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 And 150 Years Ago: Before Plate Tectonics, Early Submarine and Fastest Worldwide Commerce

  • In Brief

    IN BRIEF

  • Profile

    NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Tangling with Topology

  • Amateur Scientist

    Detecting "Hot" Clouds

  • Commentaries

    Circumnavigators All

  • Science and the Citizen

    A HUNDRED BILLION YEARS OF SOLITUDE

  • WHITEOUT

  • A PROBING PRELUDE

  • MUTATIONS GALORE

  • By the Numbers

    HEALTH CARE COSTS

  • Working Knowledge

    Working Knowledge on The Flight of the Frisbee

  • Connections

    CONNECTIONS

  • Departments

    A New Eye Opens on the Cosmos

  • Cyber View

    Watch the Watchers

  • Technology and Business

    JAPAN FIELDS A BIG LEAGUE LIGHT GATHERER

  • TAKING BALLISTICS BY STORM

  • A BUG'S LIFT

  • WAITING FOR THE SUPERCAR

  • In Focus

    FACING AN ILL WIND

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