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Electric Power from Nuclear Energy
Commercial production of electric power from nuclear fuel is on the way. Shall we wait for the day when we learn how to make economic power alone in an atomic reactor—or enter the field now by co-producing plutonium and power?
by Lawrence C. Widdoes

On the Ballot
Dr. William B. Munro's unique collection of political ballots shows the development of election procedures in the United States.

The Role of Science in Human Welfare
Excerpts from a speech
by L. A. DuBridge

The Freshman View of Freshman Camp
by Bill Barlow '56

Bridges in Space
Astronomical research at Caltech reveals that a number of widely-separated extragalactic nebulae are actually connected by luminous matter in the sky.
by Robert G. Fiedler

The Diamat and Modern Science
Soviet scientists today must serve two harsh and exacting masters: the official credo of dialectical materialism, and the philosophy of science. How do they do it?
by Paul S. Epstein

Seismologists move a step closer to one of their elusive goals: earthquake forecasting.

Campus News:

The Month at Caltech

The Alumni Survey
by John R. Weir