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All Articles for Magazine issue 1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)
Year (Volume & No.)TitleAbstractAuthorDownload
1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)Approximations: Resurrecting the IgnorabimusWhen problems defy solution, mathematicians can settle for `almost`. Ways to do that are coming into use.George AlexanderPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)Binary Stars: The Universe, Two by TwoThat most stars come in pairs is critical to the understanding of stellar phenomena. How binaries form.William MetzPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)Global Circuit: The Global CircuitThere is general agreement that a system exists for the maintenance of the earth's electric budget, but questions about its nature still strike sparks. Amber, thunder, and lightning. Solar activity and terrestrial weather.Henry LansfordPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)Proteins' Tertiary Structure: Protein FoldingLearning how proteins acquire the multifarious shapes they need in order to function is as complex as the molecules are convoluted.Mort LaBrecquePDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)Superfluid Helium: Fluids that Defy the LawIt is necessary to turn to quantum mechanics to explain the puzzling behavior of helium in its superfluid state.Peter GwynnePDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 3)Thermophiles: How it Might Have BeenThe possibility that seafloor vents mimic the earth's primordial environment, and that vent organisms mimic primordial organisms, is exciting speculation and research. Submarine symbiontsLee EdsonPDF


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