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Regaining Balance with Bionic Ears

Electronic implants in the inner ear may one day restore clear vision and equilibrium in some patients who experience disabling unsteadiness

By Charles C. Della Santina

8 Wonders of the Solar System

Artist Ron Miller takes us on a journey to eight of the most breathtaking views that await intrepid explorers of our solar system. The scale of these natural wonders dwarfs anything Earth has to offer. What might we see and feel if we could travel to these distant domains? The artist's eye—interpreting data from probes such as NASA's Cassini, which is now exploring the Saturnian system, and MESSENGER, which has flown by Mercury three times and goes into permanent orbit next March—allows us an early visit to these unforgettable locales.

By Edward Bell

Living On a New Earth

Humankind has fundamentally altered the planet. But new thinking and new actions can prevent us from destroying ourselves



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April 2010

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