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Contents Winter/Spring 2007

From the NAE President
  An Interesting Time Indeed

Environment & Resources
  Troubled Waters
  New findings and regional trends are complicating Colorado River water management
  Back to the Drawing Board
  Proposal to standardize risk assessments should be pulled

Health & Safety
  An Overlooked Killer
  Controlling cancer in low- and middle-income countries
  Fighting Flu at the Community Level
  The role of communitywide interventions during a pandemic

Engineering & Technology
  Detecting New Threats in Airports
  Promising technology may be the wave of the future
  A New Look at Planet Earth -- From Space
  Renewing U.S. commitment to earth science research

Education & Social Issues
  A Lost Bounty
  Native vegetables could help solve Africa's food crisis
  Getting "Residence" Right
  Helping the Census Bureau define and measure residence for 2010 count

  Smart Prosthetics
  Exploring assistive devices for the body and mind

Science & Society
  Turning Science-Based Guidance Into Results
  African scientists and policymakers meet to discuss policy challenges related to food security

Brief Takes
  • U.S. Kicks Off International Polar Year
  • Winners of $1 Million Challenge Announced
  • IOM Recognized for Preventing Medication Errors
  • Koshland Museum Opens New Exhibit

New Projects & Publications

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