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Scientific American, January 2013 | [Scientific American]

Scientific American, January 2013

"Starship Humanity": Future generations will make the voyage from our earthly home to the planets and beyond. "Strange and Stringy": String theory is helping to make sense of newly discovered states of matter that have previously defied explanation. "Bionic Connections": A new way to link artificial arms and hands to the nervous system could allow the brain to control prostheses as smoothly as if they were natural limbs. "The Coming of Megafloods": Huge flows of vapor in the atmosphere have unleashed massive floods every 200 years, and climate change could bring more of them.
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In this issue:

"Starship Humanity": Future generations will make the voyage from our earthly home to the planets and beyond.

"Strange and Stringy": String theory is helping to make sense of newly discovered states of matter that have previously defied explanation.

"Bionic Connections": A new way to link artificial arms and hands to the nervous system could allow the brain to control prostheses as smoothly as if they were natural limbs.

"The Coming of Megafloods": Huge flows of vapor in the atmosphere have unleashed massive floods every 200 years, and climate change could bring more of them.

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