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In this issue: The environment and history

Racing against disease and economics

Can we harvest hardwoods without harm?

Seeds of change – a project in Brazil

Re-live and learn

Ruling the Web

Engineers and biologist collaborate

Night life

Waste not, want not

Partners in research

Microscopes

  • Engineering undergraduates travel to France and England to work on aircraft design projects
  • Endangered species, mining technology, and pharmaceutical testing are just a few of the areas of science K-12 teachers can now integrate into their curriculums through a unique university-public school partnership
  • Researchers are studying racing injuries in horses
  • Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy is evaluating Virginia’s welfare reform program
  • Airlines with financial problems are more likely to focus on maximizing current profits and less likely to pay attention to quality, safety, and maintenance
  • A biology professor will use modern science to preserve an endangered forest at the desert’s edge
  • Researchers are studying domestic animal immune system function

Cover photo by Bob Veltri

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