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Questions about a Hydrogen Economy

Much excitement surrounds the progress in fuel cells, but the quest for a hydrogen economy is no trivial pursuit

By Matthew L. Wald

Retooling the Global Positioning System

From hikers navigating with handheld locators to pilots landing in zero-visibility conditions, the Global Positioning System now serves more than 30 million users. See what's coming next

By Per Enge
The Myth of the Beginning of Time: Two Views of the Beginning
The Sciences

The Myth of the Beginning of Time: Two Views of the Beginning

By Gabriele Veneziano

Freud Returns

Neuroscientists are finding that their biological descriptions of the brain may fit together best when integrated by psychological theories Freud sketched a century ago

By Mark Solms


  • Making Drugs, Not Profits

  • Synthetic Life: Overview/Synthetic Biology

  • The Transit of Venus

  • Bush-League Lysenkoism

  • Letters


  • Errata

  • Advances

    Splash of Cold Water

  • The Oil and the Otter

  • Burning Down to Rock

  • High-Temp Knockout

  • Attosecond Laser Pulses

  • More Eggs in One Basket

  • Power Sludge

  • Nonstick Sliding

  • Foreshadowing Flashes in the Planum

  • Close Calls

  • Recommended

    The Editors Recommend

  • Skeptic

    The Enchanted Glass

  • Anti Gravity

    Television Coverage

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: Deathly Dust, Living Clock and Killer Whale

  • In Brief

    Data Points: May 2004

  • Brief Points

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Jump Snatch

  • Voyages

    In the Land of the Dreamtime

  • Staking Claims

    Patents on Ice

  • By the Numbers

    Blue-Collars in Eclipse

  • Working Knowledge

    Clear Favorite

  • Departments

    Freud Returns? Like a Bad Dream

  • Insights

    Science's Political Bulldog

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: May 2004

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