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January 1998 Frontiers cover

Playing with Our Future:
High-Tech Toys as Teaching Tools

January 1998

FEATURES

Playing with Our Future: High-Tech Toys as Teaching Tools
Building computer games and creating programmable robots help children learn skills that will assist them as they navigate and design our high-tech future.

Minerals Behave Differently at High Pressures
A study finds that known concepts of how chemicals and minerals behave at low pressures may not be useful at high pressures.

Pow Bam Zap: Pollution Fighters Crowd the Horizon
New methods in engineering and biology allow engineers and scientists to take pollution out of commission.

Unemployment Rates Reflect Greater Gender Equality
In 1995, men and women with doctoral degrees in science and engineering were unemployed at the same rate.

NSF IN THE NEWS

Establishing SHEBA
The research station SHEBA will stay put all winter, frozen into the Arctic ice pack. Research from SHEBA will provide a close-up view of the changing dynamics of Arctic ice.

Recovering from Disasters
Survivors of disasters face many emotional stresses and may need help to recuperate.


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On the Cover:
Students working with virtual reality tend to broaden their thought processes.
Credit: Photo courtesy of Bill Winn, University of Washington

 


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