The Knowledge Notebook: Believing in Science and Progress

The Knowledge Notebook: Believing in Science and Progress

By Laurence Prusak One of the great questions in history is why the Industrial Revolution that started in the eighteenth century and went on to radically change almost every aspect of the way people live developed in the West, and especially the northwest corner of Europe.

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From the APPEL Director: Lessons from Torino

By Ed Hoffman   Last spring I had the opportunity to visit three project-based organizations in the Piedmont region of Italy.

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In This Issue (<em>ASK</em> 39)

In This Issue (ASK 39)

Don Cohen, Managing Editor   This issue of ASK features two apparently divergent themes. One is the importance of far-reaching innovation.

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Featured Invention: NASA Helps Extend Medicine’s Reach

Featured Invention: NASA Helps Extend Medicine’s Reach

  By Bo Schwerin   Medical technology developed for the space station improves remote diagnostics on Earth.

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ASK Interactive (<em>ASK</em> 39)

ASK Interactive (ASK 39)

NASA in the News   NASA is seeking private and corporate sponsors for the Centennial Challenges, a program of incentive prizes designed for the “citizen inventor” that generates creative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation.

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Redesigning the FUSE Mission

Redesigning the FUSE Mission

By Warren Moos, Dennis McCarthy, and Jeffrey Kruk   The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) was conceived in the early eighties as a follow-on to the Copernicus mission, launched in the early seventies.

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The Decision

By Harvey Schabes   ‘Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas, a cold and snowy night.

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