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Random Walk

Acts of God, Acts of Man: How Humans Turn Natural Hazards Into Disasters
by Kerry Sieh
Earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides may be unpredictable, but the places where they are likely to occur are not. We now know where not to build, but will we?

Solar Sailing: The Next Space Craze?
by Joel Grossman
Spacecraft that don't need rocket fuel riding laser beams to Alpha Centauri at one-tenth the speed of light. Sound nuts? Maybe not.

In Defense of Robert Andrews Millikan
by David Goodstein
Was he a fraud, a chauvinist, and an anti-Semite?


Obituaries: Brad Sturtevant, J. Harold Wayland

Faculty File