• Scientific American, January 2010

    Author(s): Scientific American
    Date:   January 2010
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    Language: English





       Cover; January 2010; by Staff Editor; 1 Page(s)

       Table of Contents; January 2010; by Staff Editor; 2 Page(s)

       From the Editor; January 2010; by Mariette DiChristina; 1 Page(s)
       Life Quest

       Letters; January 2010; by Staff Editor; 2 Page(s)
       The First Computer; Fights over Fossils

       50, 100 and 150 Years Ago; January 2010; by Daniel C. Schlenoff; 1 Page(s)
       Sensational Press; Stylish Cars; Lotus Eaters

       Climate Numerology; January 2010; by David Biello; 2 Page(s)
       Trying to find a "safe" level for atmospheric carbon dioxide

       Renewed Hope; January 2010; by Katherine Harmon; 2 Page(s)
       Despite questions, AIDS vaccine trial in Thailand spreads optimism

       Back Into the Folds; January 2010; by M. A. Woodbury; 3 Page(s)
       Interest returns in using fetal cells to repair damaged brains

       A Light in the Brain; January 2010; by Gary Stix; 3 Page(s)
       Optogenetics emerges as a potent tool to study the brain's inner workings

       Sound Approach; January 2010; by Larry Greenemeier; 2 Page(s)
       Loopy idea brings in speech loud and clear

       Warp-Speed Algebra; January 2010; by Davide Castelvecchi; 2 Page(s)
       New quantum algorithm can solve monster-size equations

       Machismo Mayhem; January 2010; by Charles Q. Choi; 1 Page(s)
       Why you felt less manly after voting John McCain for president

       A Large Lump of Coal; January 2010; by George Musser; 1 Page(s)
       Other Earths may be made of graphite and diamond

       Perspectives - Big Need for a Little Testing; January 2010; by The Editors; 1 Page(s)
       The EPA must act swiftly to evaluate the possible health risks of nanotechnology

       Sustainable Developments - The Need for Open Process; January 2010; by Jeffrey D. Sachs; 1 Page(s)
       The Obama administration must reform how policies are made, not just the policies themselves

       Critical Mass - Space, the Final Frontier?; January 2010; by Lawrence M. Krauss; 1 Page(s)
       Let's stop kidding ourselves about why we really want to go back to the moon

       Skeptic - Kool-Aid Psychology?; January 2010; by Michael Shermer; 1 Page(s)
       How optimism trumped realism in the positive-psychology movement

       Critical Mass - The Doomsday Clock Still Ticks; January 2010; by Lawrence M. Krauss; 1 Page(s)
       As long as opportunities and excuses for nuclear aggression persist, the world will never be safe from annihilation

       Looking for Life in the Multiverse; January 2010; by Alejandro Jenkins; Gilad Perez; 8 Page(s)
       Universes with different physical laws might still be habitable

       The Rise and Fall of Nanobacteria; January 2010; by John D. Young; Jan Martel; 8 Page(s)
       Once believed to be the smallest pathogens known, nanobacteria have now proved to be something almost as strange. They do play a role in health—just not the one originally thought

       Violent Origins of Continents; January 2010; by Sarah Simpson; 8 Page(s)
       Did asteroid strikes during the earth's youth spawn the earliest fragments of today's landmasses?

       Real Money from Virtual Worlds; January 2010; by Richard Heeks; 6 Page(s)
       Online fantasy games enable developing world entrepreneurs to make a living by trading stashes of make-believe gold for hard cash

       Local Nuclear War, Global Suffering; January 2010; by Alan Robock; Owen Brian Toon; 8 Page(s)
       Worry has focused on the U.S. versus Russia, but a regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan could blot out the sun, starving much of the human race

       The Next 20 Years of Microchips; January 2010; by The Editors; 6 Page(s)
       Designers are pushing all the boundaries to make integrated circuits smaller, faster and cheaper

       A Plan to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases; January 2010; by Peter Jay Hotez; 6 Page(s)
       The poorest people are not only poor. They are also chronically sick, making it harder for them to escape poverty. A new global initiative may break the vicious cycle

       Recommended; January 2010; by Kate Wong; 1 Page(s)
       Cosmic Revelations; Bird-Watching; Medieval Manuscripts

       Anti-Gravity - Careful What You Wish For; January 2010; by Steve Mirsky; 1 Page(s)
       The potential problems with more public interest in science

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