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Scientific American, November 2007 Periodical

Scientific American, November 2007

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There are five articles in this issue:

"A Need For New Warheads?", by David Biello: Countries are altering their nuclear arsenals, prompting the U.S. to refurbish its own warheads. Hear how America's proposal to build the first new nuclear warhead in two decades is rasing a host of questions.

"The Great Roller Coaster Ride", by Cliff Burgess and Fernando Quevedo: Can cosmic inflation be a sign that our universe is in a far vaster realm?

"Cell Defenses and The Sunshine Victim", by Luz Tavera-Mendoza and John White:Vitamin D does much more than build strong bones - and many people aren't getting enough of it.

"Brilliant Displays", by M. Mitchell Waldrop: A new technology is making cell phone displays bright and clear - even in the sun.

"The Science of Doing Good", by Sheri Fink: Satellite imaging and research carried out in disaster-relief areas have begun to make humanitarian aid more efficient.

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