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Random Walk

Rubber Layered Micropumpers
by Douglas L. Smith
Rubber may be to biology what silicon is to computer science. A Caltech team of applied physicists is trying to spark the equivalent of the PC revolution.

A Conversation with Jim Watson
The 50th anniversary of DNA's double helix brings its codiscoverer back to campus for an impromptu, wide-ranging chat with David Baltimore.

The Cutting Edge of Tectonics
by Brian P. Wernicke
Using GPS and computer modeling, geologists are exploring the relationships between plate movement, mountain building, fault systems, and earthquakes.


Obituaries: Al Hibbs; Anne Marie Buck; Gilbert D. McCann

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