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Are We Alone in the Universe? The Search for an Answer Moves from Telescopes to Computers Sean Raymond
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2005
"More than 100 planets have been detected from around other stars in the last 10 years. None of these are thought to support life because they are gas giants. Earth-sized planets have not been discovered yet because it is harder to spot smaller planets."
 
Are We on the Brink of a New Little Ice Age? Terrence M. Joyce , Lloyd Keigwin
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2003
Potential cooling of the oceans and atmosphere is twice as large as was experienced in the worst winters of the past century in the eastern U.S. and is likely to persist for decades to centuries after a climate transition occurs.
 
Betelgeuse Is a Superstar! Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2013
The grand finale of Betelgeuse will be a spectacular show--full of sound and fury. Earth will have a front-row seat at this stellar farewell performance.
 
Bewitching Moons Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2011
"More than 100 moons circle planets in our solar system. Most of them are frozen bodies, composed of ices and rocky material. Yet, a few may not be lifeless after all."
 
Blue Technology Can Quench America's Thirst Laura Shenkar
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2009
"Numerous studies demonstrate that every dollar invested in public water and sewer infrastructure and services yields approximately $8.97 for the national economy."
 
Can America Conquer the Eighth Continent? Ron Garan
Category: Science & Technology Published: November 2006
We put a man on the moon almost 40 years ago. Now it is time to establish a lunar infrastructure that will challenge us to improve the reliability of space transportation as preparations are made for journeys to other worlds.
 
Can Hydrogen Really Replace Gasoline?
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: August 2007
 
Cannibalism Among the Stars Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2016
"A team of astronomers [has] announced that they [have] discovered a small substellar 'failure' called a brown dwarf that once had been a true star--before it was ravaged by its hungry white dwarf companions."
 
Communication Technologies That Will Change Our Lives Graham T.T. Molitor
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2003
"Mind-bending potentials of artificial intelligence loom as communication changes reach toward surpassing human brain power."
 
Corresponding with Darwin Alison Pearn
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2009
The real value of Darwin's correspondence is not in any single bombshell letter, but in the subtle and detailed picture they paint. The letters show a thoughtful man, a supporter of the church as part of the fabric of local life. . . .
 
Decisionmaking in the Digital Age John Middlebrook , Peter Tobia
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2001
"Technology is a double-edged sword. While it can overwhelm an information-seeker with volumes of relevant, and not-so-relevant, information, it can also help a user cut a problem down to size."
 
Detecting Mold Behind Wallboards
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: August 2006
 
Dinosaurs Among Us
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2016
An exhibition explores the link between birds--living dinosaurs--and their extinct ancestors.
 
Dinosaurs as They've Never Been Seen
Category: Science & Technology Published: November 2005
A landmark exhibition reveals how current theories about dinosaurs have evolved over the past 20 years, as a groundbreaking walk-through diorama of a prehistoric forest brings these ancient creatures to life.
 
Does Iron Man Represent the Future? Erin Barton
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2015
"[Will] Homo sapiens . . . give rise to Robo sapiens?"
 
Earth's Endless Forms
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2009
The fascinating interchange between the revolutionary theories of Charle Darwin and the art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is explored in a groundbreaking interdisciplinary exhibition.
 
Energizing the Nation William D. Johnson
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2010
"If we are serious about reducing carbon emissions, creating jobs and economic investment, and increasing our energy independence, our nation must recognize the vital role of advanced nuclear energy. . . ."
 
Exploring the Frontiers of the Future Kathleen S. Matthews
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2002
"One of the central challenges for the future is that we don't know what we don't know."
 
Females Prefer Romance to Math Homework
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: December 2011
 
Foolishly Seeking Gender Equity in Math and Sciences Christina Hoff Sommers
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2008
The business community and citizens are completely in the dark. This is a quiet revolution. Its weapons are govt reports that rarely are seen; amendments to bills that almost no one reads; small, unnoticed changes in regulations regarding grants. . . .
 
Genomics: The New Map of Life Steve Tally
Category: Science & Technology Published: November 2001
". . . Information from genomics promises to improve many aspects of our lives, not only through new drugs and improved crops, but by preserving wildlife and protecting the environment."
 
Good as Gold
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2007
A glittering exhibition reveals the dazzling art and intriguing science behind this icon of wealth.
 
How Green Is My Valley (er, Corn) Harry de Gorter , David R. Just
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2010
". . . Sustainability standards for ethanol are, by definition, illogical and ineffective."
 
How Science Can Save Art Roy S. Berns
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2007
". . . After rejuvenation, [Georges Seurat's 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'] appears as if a veil has been lifted, revealing an island bathed in sunlight. The painting's luminosity Is self-evident. Our senses have been heightened."
 
How Science--Especially Physics--Has Lost Its Way Becky Brasfield
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2012
". . . Having the grandiosity to believe that one's positions on any given topic are 'incontrovertible' not only is completely absurd, it markes the beginning of the end of pure science."
 
Imagining Tomorrow Jim Thomas
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2001
"It already has become evident that information technology will continue to play a greater role in everything people do in the future."
 
Instant Messaging Cuts Workplace Interruption
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: August 2008
 
Is Renewable Energy Looking at Nine Miles of Rough Road? Craig Shields
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2012
There exists a dwindling spiral brought on by ruthlessness and greed, fueled by society's tendency toward apathy and numbness. Only time--and lots of it--will tell which energy sectors shall prevail.
 
It's a Small World After All Dan Ratner
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2004
". . . Nanotechnology deals with devices that are 1/1,000th the width of a human hair or, to put it another way, as much smaller than a football as a football is smaller than the distance from the Earth to the moon."
 
Let There Be Light Dan Blitzer
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2005
"In the last century of change, there has been one constant: the creativity in new approaches to making and using light."
 
Life Becomes Easier with Smaller Gadgets
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: December 2003
 
Look at all the Lonely Planets Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2011
"[Eleanor Rigby planets] are outcasts--the rejected and ejected black sheep of the galaxy's many solar systems."
 
Making Energy Clean, Safe, and Affordable David Blittersdorf
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2002
Moving away from fossil fuels to more wind energy would mean less acid rain produced by coal plants, fewer greenhouse emissions from natural gas, less nuclear waste disposal issues, less depletion of remaining natural resources, & less drilling for oil.
 
Making Sense of Sound
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: December 2007
 
Making Waves Einstein's Way Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2016
"Gravitational wave astronomy is an emerging field that uses gravitational waves in order to obtain precious observational information concerning bodies (such as neutron stars and black holes), supernovae blasts, and cosmological processes…"
 
Manipulating the Human Embryo Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2011
"The most important factor . . . Is to proceed with care and ensure that possible contributions of medical research to reduce pain and suffering are not prohibited for fear of misuse."
 
Mapping the "Big Bang" of Bird Evolution Kelly Rae Chi
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2015
"… The family tree of modern birds has confused biologists for quite a long time, and the molecular details of how birds arrived at the spectacular biodiversity of more than 10,000 species is barely known"--until now.
 
Meet the World's First Female Private Space Explorer Laura Grover
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2007
In first glimpsing Earth from space, Ansari wrote, "here it was, this beautiful planet turning graciously about itself, under the warm rays of the sun, so peaceful, so full of life, no signs of war, no signs of borders, no signs of trouble. . ."
 
Mysterious Wobbling of Strange Moon Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2015
"Nature is essentially allowing us to do the same thing that a child does when she shakes a wrapped gift in hopes of figuring out what's inside."
 
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters
Category: Science & Technology Published: November 2008
Discover the power of the Earth's forces in a dynamic exhibition that leaves visitors shaking their heads in wonder.
 
New Antenna Systems for NASA Satellites
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: August 2005
 
New Genus of Bacteria Found in Fracking Wells
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: August 2017
 
New ID Technology's Role in Pinpointing Potential Threats Sebastian Thaler
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2010
What good is a Federal government-issued "no-fly" list, critics rightfully ask, if it fails to keep those on the list from boarding planes?
 
New Portable Biosensor Detects Avian Influenza
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: April 2007
 
Peddle Power Stuart Baird , Robert van der Plas
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2012
". . . Throughout all phases of [the bicycle's] history, technical improvements are a constant."
 
Pest Management: Not for Amateurs Cindy Mannes
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2003
"When it concerns their health, safety, and/or property, homeowners should consider consulting a professional first about any pest concerns. . . ."
 
Protecting People Inside Buildings Michael C. Janus , Robert Rudolph
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2004
"It is the need to defend against the next generation of potential terrorist weapons--a witch's brew broadly designated as chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents--that is driving the current revolution in safety systems."
 
Racing to Save World's Oldest Mummies
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: April 2015
 
Refuting the Copernican Principle Rick DeLano
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2014
Consider what it would mean for our future, and the future of our children, if it were to be established that the Earth is in a special position in the cosmos--that we truly are, in some sense, the center of the universe?
 
Research in a Deep Freeze Carol A. Roberts
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2001
The United States Antarctic Program is a rich source of scientific exploration, providing numerous discoveries about the planet and the universe.
 
Robo-Warfare Is the Answer to Terrorism Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2011
"Life as a terrorist [soon] will be short-lived . . . Not due to suicide or capture, but because all who terrorize will be hunted down relentlessly until killed by faceless robotic warriors who need not feed, rest, nor expose Americans to high risks."
 
Saving Our Space Program Bob Deutsch
Category: Science & Technology Published: November 2010
"It is there to help each American--in the context of his or her own life--soar and explore."
 
Secrets from Sun-Scorched Mercury Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2015
The planet's "extreme and dramatic orbital eccentricity, in combination with its rotation rate of three times in two of its years, causes some strange things to occur."
 
She's as Cold as Ice Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2015
"Miranda long has presented itself as one of the most haunting of myriad mysteries of the outer solar system, where some strange things happened a very long time ago."
 
Stop the Panic on Climate Change Indur M. Goklany
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2008
The concern for future generations is misplaced, as they "not only will be better off, they will have at their disposal better and more effective technologies to address not just climate change, but any other sources of adversity."
 
Strange Beasts in the Stellar Zoo Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: November 2011
"The end would not be pretty--all of the nuceli of all the atoms of Earth might morph into strange matter, and our entire planet would be converted into an enormous and extremely hot glob."
 
Sunshine Showdown Marc S. Reisch
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2005
American consumers are getting burned once again as manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration continue to squabble over the delayed approvals of a number of new sunscreen products.
 
Technoism Stikes When Buying Presents
News View Category: Science & Technology Published: December 2006
 
Technology for the New Millennium John F. Smith Jr.
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2001
"Exciting technologies are on the horizon in virtually every sector of the economy, from smart machines to smart buildings to smart ships to smart automobiles to drive and smart highways to drive them on."
 
The Animal(s) Within Us Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
Category: Science & Technology Published: September 2010
Life on Earth took many forms before the emergence of mammals and mankind.
 
The Asterisk (er, Asteroid) on Comets Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2014
"Although comets and asteroids represent two distinct populations of relatively small objects that dance around the sun, certain members of the two groups have masked their secrety very well and cannot easily be categorized as either one or the other."
 
The Commercialization of Farming: Producing Meat for a Hungry World Danielle Nierenberg
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2004
Change "will require a rethinking of our relationship with livestock and the price we are willing to pay for safe, sustainable, humanely-raised food."
 
The Growth of Electronic Marketing Tim Mack
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2002
"Over time, the Web has much better potential than any other medium for building databases that match consumers to past choices through looking at customer behavior within a website. . . ."
 
The Light of Life Still Eludes Us Judith Braffman-Miller
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2010
". . . We stand trembling on the brink of revolutionary scientific discoveries about how our universe operates."
 
The Second Copernican Revolution Has Arrived: Life on Early Mars Is Confirmed John E. Brandenburg
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2011
The time has come to redouble our efforts to expan human presence into this new cosmos we have discovered.
 
The Secret Is Out
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2016
Exhibition explores the trillions of microscopic organisms that live on--and in--us.
 
The Theory of Everything Has Nine Dimensions Erin J. Morgart
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2014
The Sparkling Diamond and Quanta Jewel turn quantum physics--and the nine-pronged world of consciousness--on its ear.
 
Truly, the Greatest Story Ever Told
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2006
The exhibitin "Darwin" thoroughly examines the renowned naturalist's groundbreaking and controversial work, The Origin of Species, which ultimately helped the world of science understand that "nothing in biology makes sense except in light of evolution."
 
Understanding Prominent Politicians Through Their Signatures Arlyn Imberman
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2008
". . . Every time they pick up a pen to sign their name, certain character traits are revealed [by] handwriting style."
 
West Nile Virus: A Public Health Crisis Angela Logomasini
Category: Science & Technology Published: July 2003
". . . Policymakers should start rethinking pesticide bans, or wee will suffer the consequences."
 
What Has Darwin Wrought? John G. West
Category: Science & Technology Published: May 2009
"The suppression of robust public debate on scientific issues is bad for science, and it certainly is bad for a free society. It demonstrates the type of group-think mentality that in the past led to horrors like eugenics."
 
Will a Democratic White House Remake the USDA? Ed Schafer
Category: Science & Technology Published: January 2009
What does Pres.-elect Barack Obama think about agriculture, trade, conservation, renewable energy, and nutrition issues--and how will his views translate in public policy?
 
With Only Seconds to Spare Tim Samaras
Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2012
". . . Chasing tornadoes in the trees at night . . . well, that is crazy."