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All Articles for Magazine issue 1982 (Volume 13, No. 5)
Year (Volume & No.)TitleAbstractAuthorDownload
1982 (Volume 13, No. 5)Geomagnetic Reversals: When North Becomes SouthIt is well established that the earth's magnetic field has reversed itself many times. The mechanisms within the earth that trigger the reversals remain a mystery. From lodestone to dynamo.Derral MulhollandPDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 5)Island Biogeography: Islands of Life In a Forest SeaDeep in the Amazon rain forest, biogeographers are testing a theory of species survival at a time when species survival is becoming a grave problem worldwide.Sam IkerPDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 5)Risk Assessment: Assessing the RiskMany national, corporate, and even personal choices pose inevitable risks. Analyses by risk assessors are helping to balance risk against benefit. Risks and seat belts.Jane SteinPDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 5)Superconductivity And Magnetism: Superconductivity and Magnetism:An Uneasy Alliance. The incompatibility of superconductivity and magnetism once was a given. Under certain conditions and in certain materials, marriages can be arranged.Peter GwynnePDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 5)Superluminal Motion: The Coming and Going StarThe bizarre behavior of ss433, an exotic star in the constellation Aquila, tantalizes astrophysicists. A common interpretation of the star's odd activity, related to that of some quasars, is emerging. Early theories. What's in a name.William MetzPDF


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