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Untwinkle, Untwinkle, Laser Star
by Scott Kardel
Adaptive optics and a laser guide star will sharpen the Hale Telescope's vision.

Misfolded Proteins and Parkinson's Disease
by Jay Winkler
A Caltech laser lab tries to untangle how proteins fold.

Copies in Seconds
by David Owen
How a lone inventor (Chester Carlson, BS '30) and an unknown company (the Haloid Company, now the Xerox Corporation) created the biggest communication breakthrough since Gutenberg.

The Price is Right Mysterious
by R. Preston McAfee
Ever wonder why airline prices and supermarket bargain-hunting have become so complicated? Economics professor Preston McAfee investigates.


Obituaries: Norman Horowitz; Ronald Scott

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