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Winter 2001


Volume 16, Issue 3

FEATURES

… and how inventors have strived to prevent them

For years, town names painted on rooftops across the country were a pilot’s best navigational tool

DANIEL JACKLING APPLIED THE MODERN TECHNIQUES OF MASS PRODUCTION TO THE ANCIENT ART OF COPPER MINING AND PRODUCED ONE OF THE LARGEST TECHNOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS ON EARTH
Pioneer 10 , launched in 1972 and expected to complete its mission the next year, is still sending messages from far beyond Pluto, confounding even its makers

His one good idea, a way to build hydrogen bombs, was a brilliant if harrowing triumph. From then on his influence kept growing even as his successes kept getting more modest.

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