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Spring 2007

Volume 22, Issue 4


A plastic-bodied plane flew in the 1960s with great success. Why haven’t there been more?

The aerial contests of the 1920s and 1930s were extravagant and murderous, but they proved The old horseman’s adage: Racing betters the breed

How they perfected going in circles while you eat

It was North America’s first defense against a Soviet attack, and life on it was the Cold War at its coldest.

It started with a couple of lab mistakes, proved to be a breakthrough for filters and insulation, and soon was shaping the hottest cars and most creative furniture.

Today’s Global Positioning System combines nearly half a century of insights, dating back to the dawn of the space age.

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