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Scientists won't be the only ones to benefit from a new superfast
computer. You'll use it, promises Intel Corporation executive,
to improve business and explore Mars
by Justin Rattner
The Who's Who of contributing authors
The Home Office of 2020
Work will be a breeze by the time two decades of the next century
has passed. Our special section speculates about the ultimate home
office and future reading habits. And Nobel laureate Arno Penzias
follows Rachel, a college student, as she works with a robot and
writes her thesis at the bus stop
A nineteenth-century law that makes federal land a bargain buy
for mining companies is no bargain for the local environment
by Beth Howard
Blastoff: A new family of U.S. launch vehicles is on the way.
by Jerry Grey
You can't always believe what you read, especially when it's
1,100 years old and commissioned by boastful Mayan kings.
by Gregory T. Pope
The neural processes that allow animals to distinguish
smells provide clues about memory formation
by Jeff Goldberg
Aliens, robots, and monsters, oh my:
The summer's science-fiction movies promise both whimsy and terror.
by A.J.S. Rayl
The ailing Soviet nuclear power industry is getting much-needed help
from the most powerful computer ever sold to the Eastern bloc.
by Fred Guterl
The inside out flower; the light bulb that glows in the dark;
the ultimate in natural-fiber clothing; and more
The Business of Being Green
Saving the earth is not only pollitically correct, its profitable,too.
Environmentally sound production makes good business sense, forcing
"dirty" firms to clean up their act to stay competitive
by Melaine Menagh
One World, One Currency
A single market, many currencies; If not even a unified Europe can
commit to one monetary system, what hope is there for a global currency?
by Ellen Hoffman
A Pocket Full of Miracles
Banks, credit card issuers, and other institutions are going to put
your money in computer chips - literally. Smart cards carry chips
containing your charge and bank accounts.
by Lamont Wood
Pictorial: A Brush With Genius
The premier science-fiction illustrator of his day, Frank R. Paul
created the very look of science-fiction art. Life the best of the
fiction that it brought to visual life, his work is timeless
by Forrest J. Ackerman
Fiction: Johnny Come Home
In turn-of-the-Century Russia, a refuge for Americans fleeing
their repressiver country, a psychic looks for her brother, who
has escaped to a more enticing world.
by Pat Cadigan
Like the town marshals in classic westerns, economists-for-hire
Jeffery Sachs faces down the bad guy -- inflation -- and wins.
by Anthony Liversidge
Amnesiac aliensl Norse gods in Mexico; pygmy
elephants in Africa; and voices in your head
Keep self destructive lemmings alive and give kids
the nonviolent Mixed-Up Mother Goose game
by Bob Lindstrom
Computers have almost mastered chess, buy they're novices
at the ancient complex game called Go.
by Scot Morris
Beware of the big bucks!
Money is harmful to your health.
by Jerry Benson