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Bacteria are Beautiful
by Dianne K. Newman
Bacteria don't deserve their bad reputation. A geobiologist speaks up for them, and explores the inner workings of bacterial biofilms.

Plug In, Charge Up, Drive Off
by Douglas L. Smith
Lithium batteries could solve the gas crisis now, says a group of Caltech alums.

Cellular CAT Scans
by Douglas L. Smith
An emerging field called electron cryotomography can make 3-D pictures of all the working parts of all the molecular machinery inside an individual cell at once.


Faculty File: Jean-Lou Chameau

Obituaries: Ruben F. Mettler