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July/August 1998 Frontiers cover, "El Nino: From Obscurity to Obsession"

El Niño: From Obscurity to Obsession

July/August 1998


El Niño: From Obscurity to Obsession
NSF-funded scientists are developing models to monitor El Niño and to begin to predict its climatic effects around the globe.

Smarter Than the Average Load-Bearing Structure
New "smart" materials enable civil engineers to design buildings that are more stable than their predecessors.

Grand Canyon Rocks Reveal Continent's Past
Geologists examine fossils, minerals and volcanic ash in the Grand Canyon's rock layers to better understand the continent's geologic history.

Six States Account for Half of Nation's R&D
A new report documents United States' research and development spending, breaking down sources and performers and funds.


Mt. Everest: A Visual Journey to the Top
A new IMAX film documents a perilous trip to the top of Mt. Everest.

Bayer/NSF Awards Encourage Science-in-Action
Winners of this national competition for middle-school-age students were announced in June 1998.

Farmers Learn to Manage Crops with High-Tech Precision
New technology is transforming traditional farming, as farmers use data from global satellites to better manage their fields and crops.

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