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All Articles for Magazine issue 1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)
Year (Volume & No.)TitleAbstractAuthorDownload
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Conducting Polymers: Polymers That Conduct ElectricityConverting born insulators into born-again conductors, physicists and chemists are pressing against some fundamental frontiers.Edward EdelsonPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Gravitational Waves: Inventing the Wave CatchersPhysicists and engineers advance the state of several arts in the design of gravitational-wave detection equipment. There are suggestive results.Arthur FisherPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Mountain Building: Old Rock on Young RockThe exploration of tectonic scars on dry land is revealing the sideways thrusting of older rock over latter-day sediments and a new notion of how mountains came to be. Seismic-reflection profiling. Orogens, sutures, and geological time.Henry SimmonsPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Ocean Food Chain: Bottom of the Food ChainAn overwhelming biomass of microscopic organisms is forcing revision of the conventional notions of what eats what in the sea. The bead trick...John LudwigsonPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Optical Interferometry: Optical InterferometryOptical astronomers are producing remarkable instruments--and results--by taking back a technique radio astronomers borrowed from them years ago. Infrared interferometry.Marcia BartusiakPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Plant Defense: Plants in Their Own BehalfChemical responses as active and precisely targeted as those of animal immune systems characterize the defenses plants mount against predation and disease.Ben PatruskyPDF


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