Skip to main content


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


Purchase To Read More

Already purchased this issue? Sign In to Access
Select Format
April 2008

Feeling Dead Inside?

Tear Into Our eBook