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Fall 2002


Volume 18, Issue 2

FEATURES

CONVENTIONAL TELESCOPES REACHED THEIR PRACTICAL LIMIT IN THE 1940S. THREE DECADES LATER A GROUP OF IMAGINATIVE YOUNG ASTRONOMERS FOUND A WHOLE NEW WAY TO LOOK AT THE STARS.

ENGINEERS FINALLY MADE IT SAFE, BUT THEY COULDN’T MAKE IT CHEAP

THE OVERAMBITIOUS PROJECT AND DESPERATE COVER-UP THAT GAVE US (OR AT LEAST THE REST OF THE WORLD) THE METER

THE VACUUM TUBE HAS BEEN OBSOLETE FOR DECADES—AND IT’S HERE TO STAY

A CLASS OF ODD, TOUGH TUGBOATS BUILT TO MOVE RAILROAD CARS HAVE LONG OUTLIVED THE JOB THEY WERE MADE FOR

STEVE WOZNIAK PIONEERED THE PERSONAL COMPUTER AND NOW DEVOTES MOST OF HIS TIME TO SCHOOLCHILDREN

DEPARTMENTS

HALL OF FAME REPORT

LETTERS

NOTES FROM THE FIELD

OBJECT LESSONS

POSTFIX

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