Omni September 1992

 

 

LEARN OPTIMISM & CONTROL YOUR DESTINY

CHILDREN OF TOMORROW:
SEX, DRUGS & POLITICS

BRAIN GAIN:
PILLS THAT BOOST INTELLIGENCE
CARS THAT PARK THEMSELVES

OVERTURES:
A GREAT SCIENCE FICTION STORY
SCIENCE BOOKS FOR KIDS
SOFTWARE THAT SIMULATES THE WORLD

 
OMNI1992SeptLG

Vol.14 No. 12

Cover Art: Expanding the human mind, a favorite Omni topic is explored again in this issue, as
Stanislaw Fernandes' cover art suggests. Can drugs imporve our memory and reasoning ability?


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President & C.O.O.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Keith Ferrell
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Caroline Dark
Senior Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum
 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
Cooperation in space
by Bob Bova

Communications (pg 8)
Readers' writes

Forum (pg 10)
Putting real science - and a real scientist - on the big screen
by Keith Ferrell

Electronic Universe (pg 14)
Saving - or dooming - the environment
by Gregg Kezer

Political Science (pg 16)
The TV Generation
by Tom Dworetzky

Wheels (pg 18)
A car that parks itself
by Steve Ditlea

Kid Stuff (pg 21)
Helping kids read about science
by Robert K.J. Killheffer

Stars (pg 24)
A California telescope in Tennessee
by Steve Nadis

Continuum
(pg 27)

Class of 2001 (pg 34)
Young Americans: They'll be running the country before we know it.
Get the lowdown on how they think, buy, talk and learn.
by Beth Howard

Brain Gain: Drugs that Boost Intelligence (pg 42)
"Smart druges" have turned into a booming, controversial
business. Can a pill really make you smarter?
by Julie Erlich

Fiction: Overtures (pg 52)
On the planet Spinoza, a pattern appears on the wall of
a half-finished building. What tests must humans pass before
the alien designers will make contact?
by J.R. Dunn

Interview (pg 59)
Psychologist Martin Seligman advocates optimistic lies.
by Kathleen McAuliffe

Antimatter (pg 64)

Games (pg 86)
Physics confounded
by Scott Morris