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Contents Spring 2005

From the NAE President
  Celebrating Innovation

Engineering & Technology
  Can Hubble Be Saved?
  Academies weigh mission options to telescope
  Let's Get Physical
  Can the structure of neighborhoods and workplaces make us more active?

Behavioral & Social Issues
  Off Target
  Weak data on guns and violence thwart sound policy-making
  The Road to Adulthood
  Stretching opportunities for youth in the developing world

Health & Safety
  Setting a safe dose
  Equal Treatment
  Holding complementary and alternative medicine and conventional medicine to the same standards

Environment & Resources
  Rewarding Research
  $1 million prize challenges engineers to address sustainability issues
  What's Driving Climate Change?
  Report examines useful tool for understanding climate change and formulating policies

Brief Takes
  • Journal Celebrates 90 Years of Publication
  • 'The Agile Gene' Wins Best Book Award
  • NAS Elects President, VP, and Council Members
  • Foege to Receive Public Welfare Medal
  Stem Cell Research
  From proposition to reality in California

New Projects & Publications

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