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Reclaiming the Aral Sea

Recklessly starving the world's fourth-largest lake to irrigate crops turned rich waters into a barren wasteland. Now the northern part, at least, is coming back

By Philip Micklin and Nikolay V. Aladin

Carbon Wonderland

Graphene, a newly isolated form of carbon, provides a rich lode of novel fundamental physics and practical applications

By Andre K. Geim and Philip Kim

Rulers of Light

A revolutionary kind of laser light called an optical frequency comb makes possible a more precise type of atomic clock and many other applications

By Steven Cundiff, Jun Ye and John Hall

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April 2008

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