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Contents Winter/Spring 2004

From the NAE President
  Recognizing the Extraordinary Contributions of Engineering

Education & Social Issues
  A New Outlook for Urban High Schools
  Changes can help improve inner-city education
  Violence and Women
  A focused research effort needed

Engineering & Technology
  Buckle Up!
  Better seat-belt reminders could save lives
  Using Science to Aid Seniors
  New technologies can ease challenges of advanced age

Health & Safety
  Testosterone and Aging
  Men's 'fountain of youth' drug needs more study
  How Nurses Work
  A key factor in patient safety

Environment & Resources
  Exploration of the Deep Blue Sea
  Unveiling the ocean's mysteries
  From Coast to Coast
  Endangered fish in Pacific Northwest and Maine face similar hurdles to recovery

Brief Takes
  • Building S&T Capacity Around the World
  • New Initiative to Improve Public Health
  Kick-Off Conference a Success
  Keck Futures Conference draws top researchers, announces $825,000 in grants
    Editor's Picks From the National Academies' Web Site

New Projects & Publications


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