Skip to main content

Features

Genetic Vaccines

Vaccines crafted from genetic material might one day prevent AIDS, malaria and other devastating infections that defy current immunization technologies. They may even help treat cancer

By David B. Weiner and Ronald C. Kennedy

Life's Far-Flung Raw Materials

Life may owe its start to complexorganic molecules manufactured in the icy heart of an interstellar cloud

By Max P. Bernstein, Scott A. Sandford and Louis J. Allamandola

Looking Back at Apollo

On the 30th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, digital reproductions of the Apollo photographs show the moon as the astronauts saw it

The Mystery of Nucleon Spin

A new generation of experiments promises to pin down more of the still uncertain internal structure of protons and neutrons

By Klaus Rith and Andreas Schäfer

The Future of Fuel Cells

The obstacles to building practical fuel cells are numerous, but continued innovation and skillful engineering could make them competitive

The Electrochemical Engine for Vehicles

Fuel cells can power cleaner buses and cars, but key engineering and economic obstacles will delay widespread adoption of the technology

By A. John Appleby

The Power Plant in your Basement

In the past, stationary fuel cells were megawatt behemoths, designed for the electric utilities. Now they are being shrunk for homes and other modest applications

By Alan C. Lloyd

Departments

  • A Generation of Genius

  • DEATH OF A VACCINE?

  • Replacing the Battery in Portable Electronics

  • Letters

    Letters

  • Erratum

  • Recommended

    An Armchair Journey to the End of Time

  • Anti Gravity

    Soyuz Wanna Fly in Space

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • Wonders

    The Hidden Cosmic Ruckus

  • In Brief

    IN BRIEF

  • Profile

    Pinker and the Brain

  • Mathematical Recreation

    The Art of Elegant Tiling

  • Amateur Scientist

    Detecting the Earth's Electricity

  • Science and the Citizen

    DISCERNING CERN

  • Stem Cells Come Of Age

  • MAKE SCIENCE, NOT WAR

  • By the Numbers

    CHRISTIAN DIFFERENCES

  • Working Knowledge

    Working Knowledge on Aerial Fireworks

  • Departments

    The Earliest Zoos and Gardens

  • Cyber View

    On-Line U

  • Technology and Business

    HOLEY MAGIC

  • PARSING CELLS

  • WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

  • LOTS IN SPACE

  • In Focus

    SEEKING COMMON GROUND

Purchase To Read More

Already purchased this issue? Sign In to Access
Select Format
July 1999

See the World from a Different Perspective

Subscribe to Scientific American MIND