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November 1997 Frontiers cover

Shake Rattle and Roll: The Science and Engineering of Earthquakes

November 1997


Shake Rattle and Roll: The Science and Engineering of Earthquakes
NSF's Grand Challenge Quake Project is making major strides in predicting the varying effects of earthquakes. New models take into account the complex geological and geotechnical factors that determine how severe the repercussions may be on both standing and yet-to-be-built structures.

A Bright Star in Science Education
Project ASTRO brings astronomers and teachers together to introduce kids to astronomy.

Disease-Resistant Plants Lock onto Pathogens
Investigation into the battle between plants and pathogens yields clues to how plants may be bolstered against disease.

Decline in Number of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers
Dramatic decrease in immigration suggests a return to immigration patterns of the 1980s.


Ocean Algae and Climate Control
New research identifies critical link between ocean algae and cloud formation.

How Are America's Children Doing?
A recent report on the nation's children reveals a positive trend in overall health and education.

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About the cover:
Sand and cement collided as the sudden Loma Prieta (California) earthquake of 1989 caused buildings to collapse

Credit: C.E. Meyer, U.S. Geological Survey


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