Thwarting Nuclear Terrorism
Many civilian research reactors contain highly enriched uranium that terrorists could use to build nuclear bombs
Putting a Face on the First President
Solving a surprisingly long-standing mystery, a forensic anthropologist reconstructs what
George Washington looked like as a young man
Protecting New Orleans
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. The storm season starts again this June--and every June. Can coastal communities ever be safeguarded?
A new method of particle acceleration in which the particles "surf" on a wave of plasma promises to unleash a wealth of applications
Owning the Stuff of Life
Patents on DNA have not caused the severe disruption of biomedical research and societal norms anticipated by critics. But the deluge may be yet to come
With nanobatteries, power sources finally shrink with the rest of electronics
Intrigue at the Immune Synapse
Images of interacting immune cells reveal structured connections similar to the ones neurons use to communicate. Studying these synapses is providing new insights into how the cells form an information-sharing network to fight disease
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