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September 1996 Frontiers cover, Footloose on Earth's Invisible
			      Highways: How Migrating Animals Find Their Way

Footloose on Earth's Invisible Highways: How Migrating Animals Find Their Way
September 1996

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Footloose on Earth's Invisible Highways: How Migrating Animals Find Their Way
With neither map nor compass, migrating animals travel the globe, using internal senses that humans can imitate only with the aid of devices and equipment.

High-Tech Systems Provide Health Care Services
Thanks to advances in technology, such as computer-generated virtual reality programs, doctors are improving health care techniques, making them less expensive and more comfortable for the patients.

Solar Storm Disruption: More Are on the Way
A solar storm can lead to beautiful northern lights...or to more disruptive problems involving satellites and power grids. As an international team of scientists investigates all aspects of the storms, they expect to use these studies to help people prepare for future storms.

Congressional Update: NSF Budget Status - August 1996
As of August 2, NSF's budget for 1997 had not been passed by Congress. If the current appropriations bill is approved, NSF will receive $3.275 billion.

Science and Engineering Indicators 1996
The National Science Board's biennial report announced that the United States is still the world¹s leading performer of research and development, despite a decline in U.S. R&D investment.

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