Omni April 1993

 

 

FOR SALE! RUSSIAN SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS

WHO OWNS THE MOON?

SPECIAL REPORT:
SMART WORLD..

BUILDINGS THAT THINK,
CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES

HOW TO LOVE MATHEMATICS


NEW INSIGHTS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL
DANIEL JANZEN

SURPRISING GENETICS:
BUILDING A BETTER MOUSE

SOFTWARE SIMULATIONS,
ELECTRONIC TOOLS,
AND A PRIZE-WINNING
COMPUTER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

SCIENCE FICTION:
A NEW STORY BY KIT REED

 
OMNI1993AprLG

Vol.15 No. 6

This month. Omni looks at the technology that makes vehicles, highways, and buildings smarter than ever before. Such technology wouldn't be possible without ground-breaking research of the type once done in Soviet labs or without a fundamental understanding of mathematics. (Cover by Tsuneo Sandal).


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

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

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 4)
Connecting with God through a cyberspace
by David Porush

Communications (pg 6)

Forum (pg 8)
A scientist who can write
by Keith Ferrell

Mind (pg 10)
by Steve Nadis

Wheels (pg 12)
Making communities friendly to cars and pedestrians
by Jeffrey Zygmont

Political Science (pg 14)
To fix the economy, we need to fix how we calculate the GNP.
by Tom Dworetzky

Space (pg 18)
Legislating the universe.
by Susan Karlin

Electronic Universe (pg 20)
by Gregg Keizer

Artificial Intelligence (pg 22)
Crosswords by computer
by John Grossman

Continuum (pg 27)

Running the Numbers: The Ruminations of John Allen Paulos (pg 34)
Overcoming innumeracy, the fear of and inability to cope with math
by Janet Stites

Automobility: Cars That Drive Themselves (pg 38)
Intelligent vehicles and highways of the future.
by Jeffrey Zygmont

Smart Materials (pg 42)
Future structures may diagnose and repair their own problems.
by Gurney Williams III

The Decline and Fall of Russian Science (pg 50)
How the collapse of Communism crippled the Soviet science machine.
by Linda Marsa

Fiction: Like My Dress (pg 58)
by Kit Reed

Interview (pg 73)
by Bill Moseley

Antimatter (pg 79)

Games (pg 96)
by Scot Morris