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1983 (Volume 14, No. 1)Carbon-one -- Chemistry Special: Take a Carbon Atom and...Variations on a theme--the chemistry of carbon monoxide--are widening opportunities for producing fuels and chemicals from coal instead of petroleum. A taxonomy of reactionsNorman MetzgerPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 1)Synthetic Enzymes -- Chemistry Special: Making (like) an EnzymeChemists are finding that `enzyme reactions are not magical but are chemically explicable and to a limited degree copyable outside the cell.` Miscelles, reverse miscelles, and vesiclesNorman MetzgerPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 4)Platonic Chemistry: Chemistry a la PlatoThe efforts of chemists to synthesize symmetrical molecules are aimed at more than the molecules' geometric shapes. The synthesis of dodecahedrane. The tetrahedrane that never was.Norman MetzgerPDF
1984 (Volume 15, No. 1)Computer Overview -- Computer Research Special: To Find the Way ForwardDescribing the things computing systems ought to do by the end of this century is easier in many ways than knowing how they can be made to do it. Responses-United States/Europe.Norman MetzgerPDF
1984 (Volume 15, No. 4)Fluidized Beds -- Engineering Research Special: To Make Solids Behave as LiquidsWhat goes on in fluidized beds on microscopic scales affects the way they behave macroscopically. Some history.Norman MetzgerPDF
1985 (Volume 16, No. 1)Chirality -- Symmetry Special: The Riddle of HandednessNature can make chiral molecules. Synthetic chemists are learning to. `The most important reaction...` Pools and breeders. Selective perturbation. Options and organometallics.Norman MetzgerPDF
1985 (Volume 16, No. 3)Scientific Computing -- Scientific Computing Special I: A Third Kind of ScienceComputational science and the more traditional disciplines are pursuing each other toward more powerful and more versatile tools of everybody's trade.Norman MetzgerPDF
1986 (Volume 17, No. 1)Neurobiology -- Scientific Computing Special Iii: Taunting the ComputerThe chimerical similarities between neurobiology and computing continue to dissolve on approach. But the fields do support each other in many ways. Computer vision.Norman MetzgerPDF
1986 (Volume 17, No. 3)Magnetic Storage: Magnetic Storage: Back to FundamentalsLong driven by engineering necessities, magnetic storage technologies are drawing attention from academic and other fundamental investigators in the United States.Norman MetzgerPDF
1987 (Volume 18, No. 3)Optoelectronics: Electrons and Photons in Double HarnessThe marriage of electronic and optical phenomenain the production of useful devices foreshadows major advances in communications and computing technologies. The gallium arsenide family plays a key role.Norman MetzgerPDF


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