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Random Walk

Global Change and Energy: A Path Forward
by Paul E. Dimotakis
A problem-solving approach to the problem of the century.

Remembrance of Crises Past
by Philip T. Hoffman and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Studying past financial collapses offers some hints on how to mitigate future ones.

When the Big One Hits
by Marcus Y. Woo
To better prepare for the Big One, researchers are simulating how buildings respond to earthquakes and helping to conduct the biggest earthquake drill ever.

An Icy Mars
by Marcus Y. Woo
The Phoenix lander allows Earthlings to visit a Martian polar region for the first time.

Obituaries: George W. Housner, Jacquelyn D. Bonner

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