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Contaminants, Water and Human Health: New Lessons from Alligators
Start Date: 06/15/2012

Many chemicals introduced into the environment by humans adversely affect embryonic development of animals, including humans. A disruption of … more

A Memoir of Los Alamos in World War II
Start Date: 05/18/2012

As an undergraduate physics student turned soldier, Dr. Peshkin was lucky to be sent to Los Alamos, where he worked most of the time as Richard … more

Complexity: A Guided Tour
Start Date: 05/04/2012

As science probes the nature of life, society, and technology ever more closely, what it finds there is complexity. The sophisticated group … more

Paul Dirac - The Strangest Man
Start Date: 04/27/2012

Paul Dirac, co-discover of quantum mechanics, was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the twentieth century. Now often called “the … more

Near-Earth Objects: finding them before they find us
Start Date: 04/13/2012

In the last few years, several known near-Earth asteroids shot closely past the Earth, while on October 6, 2008 a small asteroid was discovered … more

Riding the Waves: Harnessing Ocean Wave Energy through Research, Development, and Testing
Start Date: 03/23/2012

An extremely abundant and promising source of energy exists in the world’s oceans. Ocean energy exists in the forms of wave, tidal, marine … more

The Role of Technology in the Outlook for Energy
Start Date: 03/16/2012

ExxonMobil is investing in technologies for improving energy efficiency, increasing energy supplies, and mitigating CO 2 emissions. Energy … more

A Demographic Look at the Near Future
Start Date: 02/10/2012

Looking at information gathered from the recent census together with other Census Bureau surveys, estimates and projections illuminates … more

Betting on Las Vegas: Designing Popular Slot Games
Start Date: 02/03/2012

The American public wagers some $800 billion in casinos each year, losing about $60 billion. The industry's #1 revenue source is slot machines. … more

Where Do New Medicines Come From?
Start Date: 01/20/2012

Ever wondered how new drugs are discovered? Sometimes it’s a case of serendipity. Sometimes it involves synchrotron science, and sometimes the key … more

The Disappearing Spoon - True Tales of Madness, Love, and World History from the Periodic Table
Start Date: 12/16/2011

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin … more

The Josephson Volt: NIST's First Quantum Electrical Standard
Start Date: 12/02/2011

The development of voltage standards based on superconductive tunnel junctions began with the 1962 pred more

The New Era of Human 2.0 New Minds, New Bodies, and New Identities
Start Date: 11/18/2011

Society is at the threshold of a new age when machines will no longer be separate, lifeless mechanisms, but will instead be intimate extensions of … more

Edward Teller and the Other Martians of Science
Start Date: 11/04/2011

An extraordinary group of scientists in the last century included the aerodynamicist Theodore von Kármán, the physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene P. … more

Why (and How) Bayes’ Rule Rules
Start Date: 10/21/2011

If you are not already thinking as a Bayesian, maybe you should be. Applied practically everywhere from DNA decoding to homeland security, Bayes' … more

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