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February 1996 Frontiers cover

Life Like You've Never Seen it Before
February 1996


Life Like You've Never Seen It Before
A new microscope system provides a closer-than-ever look into cells. Follow a white blood cell as it mobilizes to attack a foreign invader.

DNA Samples Bank Proposed for Future Investigations
A suggested storage system for genetic materials would allow scientists to share samples. It would also cut down on future collecting since scientists could use archived samples.

Eastern Barrier Island: Terra Un-Firma
A long-term investigation of Virginia's Hog Island reveals patterns in the barrier island's shape-changing tendencies.

Take a Stroll Through The Octopus's Garden
Writer and scientist Cindy Van Dover describes an alien world full of tubeworms and black smokers-the world at the bottom of the ocean.

Small Miracles Happen at Nanotechnology Hubs

In a field where a human hair is humongous, nanofabrication facilities prove the usefulness of small technology for such disciplines as agriculture, medicine and electrical engineering.

S&E Degree Recipients Earn More Than Others
Individuals with science and engineering degrees have salaries that average 17.6% more per year than their counterparts in other fields.


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