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March/April 1998 Frontiers cover

The Best of Frontiers

March/April 1998


The Best of Frontiers 1995-1997
Highligting some of the exciting articles from the newsletter's first three years.

NSF Helps Two-Year Colleges Train Tomorrow's Technicians [1995]
A report from the Department of Labor highlights the important role of two-year high-tech training programs.

A New Way to Learn: Students Argue about Physics [1996]
A Harvard professor encourages his students to learn by engaging in active debate over concepts in physics.

Small Miracles at Nanotechnology Hubs [1996]
Advanced machinery enables scientists to work with atoms.

A Renaissance in Robotics: Engineers Abandon Human Models [1995]
A minimalist movement in robotics yields economically viable robots that perform a broad range of tasks with little maintenance.

Taking Apart the Body's Clock [1996]
Research with fruit flies has generated important information about the human biological clock and how to manipulate it.

Tracking Tornadoes: Nature's Most Powerful Winds [1997]
New radars provide a close-up view of the whirlwinds and offer hope that meteorologists will be able to accurately predict the winds' movements.

Study Pulls the Plug on Arctic's Carbon Sink [1997]
Researchers find the arctic tundra releases as much carbon as it takes in.

Engineering Sight: Advances in Artificial Retina Development [1997]
A new computer chip may help blind patients see again.

Highlights of important SRS research results from 1995-1997.

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