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The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis
The Sciences

The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis

Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses -- especially in controlling pain

By Michael R. Nash

How to Build a Hyper computer

The simulation and ultimate solution of humanity's major ills and most perplexing problems require significantly faster supercomputers

By Thomas Sterling
Frozen <em>Light</em>
The Sciences

Frozen Light

Slowing a beam of light to a halt may pave the way for new optical communications technology, tabletop black holes and quantum computers

By Lene Vestergaard Hau

Battling Biofilms

THE WAR IS AGAINST BACTERIAL COLONIES THAT CAUSE SOME OF THE MOST TENACIOUS INFECTIONS KNOWN. THE WEAPON IS KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENEMY'S COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

By J. W. Costerton and Philip S. Stewart

Departments

  • Napoleon's Revenge

  • Data Points, July 2001

  • Born Again

  • The Flipper Effect

  • Making Molecules into Motors

  • Fishy Business

  • From the Editor

    Air Traffic Out of Control

  • Letters

    Letters

  • Errata

  • Advances

    Fuel Cell Phones

  • À Votre Sant

  • Sigma Chi Chimpy

  • Shrinking the Dead Zone

  • Sailing on Sunlight

  • A Crush on Nitrogen

  • Going Ballistic

  • Bigger Snips of DNA

  • Dwindling Albedo

  • Recommended

    Our Evolving View of the Galápagos

  • Skeptic

    Starbucks in the Forbidden City

  • Anti Gravity

    Out of This World

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • In Brief

    Brief Bits, July 2001

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Seeing Red, Feeling Blue

  • Voyages

    The Universe Atop a Mountain

  • Profile

    A Mind for Consciousness

  • Staking Claims

    Sounding Out Snipers

  • Innovations

    Builders of Light Pipes

  • By the Numbers

    In a Dry Land

  • Working Knowledge

    Tan or Burn

  • Departments

    End Points

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July 2001

Think Outside the Gift Box