Linus Pauling, 1901-1994
Nine speakers at the memorial service recall, with candor and admiration, the long and multifaceted life of the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.
Good-bye to the SSC: On the Life and Death of the Superconducting Super Collider
by Daniel J. Kevles
A historian of science provides an update on the post-Cold War physics community and the politics of funding Big Science.
"Infinite" Information on the Internet
by Roy D. Williams
The Internet, born of the Cold War and long the province of academicians and computer geeks, has suddenly entered the cultural mainstream as the prototype of the "information superhighway." Here's a taste of what the Net has to offer.
Books: The Literature of Labor and the Labors of Literature: Allegory in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction by Cindy Weinstein; The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope by Ronald Florence