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Fall 2000

Volume 16, Issue 2


The high-tech wonders of the Persian Gulf War saw their first use way back in World War II
A worn-out car body isn’t junk; it’s hundreds of dollars’ worth of valuable metal. The challenge is to get that metal out.
The adventure of getting one from deep beneath the other
Perfecting a machine to take away your money
AT&T developed the first modern communications satellite and launched it in 1962. Then the company planned to link the entire globe with a network of orbiting transmitters, but not everyone thought that was a good idea.

It caught on much more slowly than the automobile, partly because of the expense, partly because horses did a good job, and partly because people had to figure out just what it was and could do




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