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All Articles by Kendrick Frazier
Year (Volume & No.)TitleAbstractAuthorDownload
1977 (Volume 8, No. 5)Tree-ring Research: Tales the Tree Rings TellFrom historians and archaeologists to geochemists and astronomers, the disciplines using or contributing to dendrochronology are both refining and expanding the scope of the science.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1978 (Volume 9, No. 1)Degradable Plastics: Seeking Plastics That DegradeSome natural and some synthetic polymers have molecular things in common. Building on those is one way toward an eventual arsenal of plastics that will biodegrade or photodegrade.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 4)Soil Liquefaction: When Soils Start to FlowThe liquefaction of soils, recently recognized as an earthquake phenomenon, turns out to be a hazard well worth reckoning with.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1980 (Volume 11, No. 1)Responsive Structures: Buildings that Behave Like MachinesEngineers are conceiving structures that can adapt to environmental stress. A telescope mirror too.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1980 (Volume 11, No. 4)Heat Transport -- Science In The Sea Special: The Earth's Thermal EqualizerSome regions of the ocean turn out to be more equal than others as their role in the transport of global heat becomes clear.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 3)Ancient Sun: The Sun's Back PagesThe sun, billions of years old, inscribed a history of its younger days in lunar, meteoritic, and deep-ocean rocks.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 5)Beyond Pluto: A Planet Beyond PlutoPluto turns out not to be responsible for peculiarities in the orbits of other outer planets. Is a tenth planet of the sun still to be found? Uranus and Neptune. Pluto. Hunting by blinking.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 6)Free-electron Lasers: Lifting the Limits of Laser FrequenciesThe free-electron laser offers a feature not available with conventional lasers: tunability across the visible spectrum. A laser primer. The free-electron concept. Lasing at x-ray frequencies.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 6)Stormscale Weather: Storms on a Deadly ScaleMesoscale, or stormscale, weather systems are the ones that do the most damage. Predicting them has been beyond reach.Kendrick FrazierPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 5)Nondestructive Testing -- Measurement Special: Finding the Fatal FlawEmpirical and theoretical research into nondestructive evaluation permit quantification as well as identification of flaws in materials.Kendrick FrazierPDF


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