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All Articles by Bruce Abell
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1970 (Volume 1, No. 4)Liquid Crystals: An International Research Center at Kent, OhioBruce AbellPDF
1971 (Volume 2, No. 1)Ecology and Ecosystems: The Sprawl of the WildHow will we promote harmony between man and nature? Research groups in California and Montana are trying to find ways. Bruce Abell; Thomas A. DoolingPDF
1971 (Volume 2, No. 1)Science Education: The Fourth R is ScienceIncreasingly, schools are stressing reason over rote as they prepare children to meet the uncertain future. Four examples of courses to make them scientifically literate. Bruce Abell; Thomas A. DoolingPDF
1971 (Volume 2, No. 1)Atmospheric Sciences: Hurricanes, Aeroplanes, Climate and SmogA wide-ranging interview with Walter Orr Roberts, President Of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Bruce Abell; Thomas A. DoolingPDF
1971 (Volume 2, No. 2)Earthquake Engineering: The Shake of Things to ComeA great earthquake will almost certainly hit a big American city again someday. What happens then will depend in large part on what we do now. Bruce AbellPDF
1971 (Volume 2, No. 3)Science Policy: Putting Science and Technology into a National ContextAn interview with Edward E. David, Jr., Science Advisor to President Nixon and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Bruce Abell; Jack KratchmanPDF
1971 (Volume 2, No. 4)Education: An Experiment in Letting Teachers Design their own CurriculumAn experiment in letting teachers design their own curriculum projects. Bruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 1)Education: People and Their TechnologiesDealing with this uneasy marriage is a major problem for education in the 1970s. Cornell’s STS program is one attempt to cope with it. Bruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 1)Geology: How Do Sediments Become Rocks?A fundamental question with elusive answers. Ask Robert Ginsburg Bruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 2)Geophysics: A Perfect Case of SerendipityPaleomagnetism continues its surprising impact on the Study of the Earth. Bruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 2)Econometrics: Looking Before You LeapIn economic planning, what’s obvious is not always best. Large econometric models assess the effects of alternate policies. Bruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 3)Ecology and Environment: An Old Friend Under InvestigationJust how serious is lead pollutionBruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 4)Meteorology: The Clouds with TeethHailstorms can chew up a growing crop faster than any animal or machine, but control may be forthcoming out of the National Hail Research Experiment. Bruce AbellPDF
1972 (Volume 3, No. 4)Ecology and Environment: Learning to Make (Eco)logical DecisionsRemember that everything is connected to everything else, at the Seminar On Environmental Arts and Sciences Bruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 1)Science Education: Individualized Education Goes to CollegeWith approaches like Purdue’s Audio-Tutorial System, students get more learning, less teaching Bruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 1)Ecology and Environment: Shifting the Strategy in Pest ControlLess spraying, more preyingBruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 2)Experimental Social Psychology: Making a Decision and Living With ItHow Can a Counselor Help? Further Reading. Bruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 2)Science Education: Doing What Classrooms Can'tIn The Palace of Fine Arts; In the Museum of Natural History; and In your backyard—imaginative ways. To learn science out of school. Bruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 3)Education: It's Your EducationThree approaches to giving more responsibility to college students for their own learning. Bruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 4)Plasma Physics: Too Many BodiesSimplicity to the Nth Degree Isn’t Simple Bruce AbellPDF
1973 (Volume 4, No. 4)Urban Geography: Digging the Urban BasementAdvances in excavation technology are making underground space more attractive Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 1)Environmental Simulator: Armchair Tours Through Miniature CitiesAn environmental simulator previews development alternatives.Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 1)Interview With Gerald Edelman: A Nobel Prizewinner One Year LaterStaying on the trail of the immune system.Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 1)Tundra Ecology: Tundra: The Cold EcosystemLemmings and weasels, permafrost and polygons, lakes and mushy ground--doing research in the unfrozen north.Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 3)Going To Court: Going to CourtThree research projects combining law and social science look at processes that influence legal decisions.Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 3)Interactive Televison: Talking Back to the TVEngineers with access to USC's or Stanford's interactive instructional networks can take part in live university courses right at work.Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 3)Intercontinental Astronomy: Telescopes As Big As the EarthMaking simultaneous observations with radio antennas continents apart, astronomers get their most detailed look yet at cosmological mysteries.Bruce AbellPDF
1974 (Volume 5, No. 3)Living In New Towns: New Towns: How Are They Doing?An opinion survey of 7,000 people in 36 communities turns up some surprising answers.Bruce AbellPDF
1975 (Volume 6, No. 1)Self-paced Colleges: Pacing Yourself Through CollegeTwo new schools adopt self-paced, modular curricula as an alternative to traditional educational programs.Bruce AbellPDF
1975 (Volume 6, No. 2)Science On Television: Each Week, A Science AdventureSettle down in front of the TV and see what NOVA has for you this time.Bruce AbellPDF
1975 (Volume 6, No. 4)Solar Energy: Planning a Municipal Energy FutureWhen natural gas shortages developed for Colorado Springs, the community saw its problems as an opportunity to put results of solar energy research to some practical tests.Bruce AbellPDF
1975 (Volume 6, No. 4)Videotaped Trials: Trials on TapeHow good a substitute for live action? I. Tape's Use in Court/II. Tape's Use in Jury Research.Bruce AbellPDF


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