Omni February 1988

 

 

SEX AND LOVE:
HOW DINOSAURS DID IT!

ACUPUNCTURE:
GETTING DOWN TO THE SCIENCE

VALENTINES SPECIAL:
THE GREAT OMNI TREASURE HUNT

STARRY KNIGHTS:
AMATEURS WHO MAP THE COSMOS

 
OMNI1988FebLG

Vol.10 No. 5

Cover Art: J.G. Ballard's Hello America, a futuristic novel about the downfall of America, inspired British artist Tim White to paint a silent and abandoned New York, the sleek crest of the Chrysler building sunken into one of the city's deserted, sand-silted avenues.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Editor at Large: Dick Teresi
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
Funding Science
by Senator Claiborne Pell

Omnibus (pg 10)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 12)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 14)
Dinosaur Redux
by Nina Guccione

Stars (pg 16)
Silicon Sky Charts
by Neil McAleer

Earth (pg 20)
City Water: The Best and the Worst
by Rich Levine

Body (pg 22)
Subviruses
by Richard Wolkomir

Space (pg 24)
NASA Antiques
by John Vacca

Mind (pg 28)
Juvenile Murderers
by Paul Raeburn

Continuum (pg 31)
Scientific Serendipity, etc.

Trashing of America (pg 40)
Feature: Hospital Pollution
by Ellen Kunes

Starry Knights (pg 46)
Feature: Amateurs Who Map the Cosmos
by Stephen S. Hall

The Gulf Wars (pg 52)
Fiction
by Bruce Sterling

Tyrannosaurus Sex: A Love Tail (pg 64)
Feature: How Dinosaurs Did It
by Sandy Fritz

Less Than Zero Living (pg 70)
Pictorial: Space Station Design
by Greg Barr

Interview (pg 80)
Ji-Sheng Han: The Science of Acupuncture
by Douglas Stein

Antimatter (pg 87)
Hudson Valley UFOs, etc.

Star Tech (pg 109)
Credit Card Slot Machines, Thinking Car Radios,
and Other Tools for the Year 2000

The Great OMNI Treasure Hunt (pg 113)
Contest

Games (pg 118)
Kitchen Science
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 120)
Humor: Abducted Aliens
by Fred D. Baldwin