Table of Contents

In This Issue

The W. M. Keck Observatory
Caltech's ten-meter telescope, when completed in 1992, will be the world's largest and most powerful.

Nature vs. Nurture in Building the Nervous System
by Paul Patterson
Nerve cells choose a particular identity by reacting to cues in the embryonic environment — cues that can be reprogramed.

A Special Relationship
Four industrial sponsors have joined Caltech in supporting the Program in Advanced Technologies — an innovative model for industry/academia relations.

Pump Lab Reminiscences
by James W. Daily
The Hydraulic Machinery Laboratory was set up in the 1930s to test the pumps for the Colorado River Aqueduct project.


Research in Progress
Inside Information

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee

Frank Press