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The Network in Every Room

Thanks to ingenious engineering, computers and appliances can now communicate through the electrical power wiring in a house

By W. Wayt Gibbs

The Magic of Microarrays

DNA microarrays could hasten the day when custom-tailored treatment plans replace a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine

By Stephen H. Friend and Roland B. Stoughton

The Bottleneck

We have entered the Century of the Environment, in which the immediate future is usefully conceived as a bottleneck: science and technology, combined with foresight and moral courage, must see us through it and out

By Edward O. Wilson

Madagascar's Mesozoic Secrets

The world's fourth-largest island divulges fossils that could revolutionize views on the origins of dinosaurs and mammals

By John J. Flynn and André R. Wyss

Bejeweled Worlds

Moons and resonances sculpt elegant, austere rings around Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and maybe even Mars

By Joseph A. Burns, Douglas P. Hamilton and Mark R. Showalter


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