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May-June 1999 Volume 87, Number 3
The elusive particles called neutrinos interact so rarely with matter
that enormous volumes of water and extremely sensitive instruments are
required to detect them. The oscillation of neutrinos (and hence proof
that they have mass) was demonstrated recently by physicists working at
the Super-Kamiokande detector in Japan and is described by Kenji
Kaneyuki and Kate Scholberg in "Neutrino Oscillations." ...
The study of how people acquire and invest money has a number of intriguing links with the more traditional scientific disciplines
Always elusive, Fermi's "little neutral one" turns out to be a quick-change artist as well, offering answers and new questions for physics and cosmology
Natural selection has produced a wealth of surfaces that interact efficiently with light. Technological applications abound, from better windows to Stealth
Investigators have been searching for ways to add corrective genes to cells harboring defective genes. A better strategy might be to correct the defects
These "thousand-legged" arthropods are little known but appear to hold many secrets for scientists
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A review of Strangers in the Night: A Brief History of Life on Other Worlds, by David Fisher and Marshall Fisher, Worlds Without End: The Exploration of Planets Known and Unknown, by John Lewis and Life on Other Worlds: The 20th Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate, by Steven Dick.
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