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July 2006
vol. 51, no. 7

FEATURES

18 Jetting Through Space
Inventors are pushing the limits to find new ways to transport people up to and then around space.
Kathryn Hansen

26 Revolutionary Robotic Explorers
The next generation of Mars rovers will incorporate the best of the old designs along with new autonomous features that scientists are now testing on Earth.
Megan Sever

30 On the Lookout for Quakes on the Moon
Scientists are working to create a seismic network for the moon, in preparation for an eventual lunar station.
Clive R. Neal


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Energy Problems Need Energy Solutions

Despite the rising cacophony of doomsayers, current energy challenges have feasible resolutions that we can work on now.
Rasoul Sorkhabi

8 NEWS NOTES
Stormy debate on hurricanes and global warming * Ship logs record Earth's magnetism * Jupiter's junior red spot * Sri Lankan water post-tsunami * Afar from close-up * Dunes on Titan * Vortex visible on Venus * Earth soaks up seawater * Climate resolution

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Expanding Nuclear Options

Nuclear energy could be a rising star in building global energy infrastructure, but the U.S. government should not take lightly actions to expand its nuclear capabilities.
Linda Rowan

38 GEOPHENOMENA
Rumbles in Indonesia
Mount St. Helens rising

40 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Astronauts Train Under the Sea

Preparations for life in outer space may start underwater.
Megan Sever

44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Nigerian oil crisis
Mineral resource of the month: Lithium

46 GEOMEDIA
Movies: Moviemaking with science in mind
Books: Reaching beyond myth: A review of The Oracle: The Lost Secrets and Hidden Message of Ancient Delphi
On the Web: Titan movie scores touchdown

52 PROFILES
H. Jay Zwally: Glaciologist by chance

53 BENCHMARKS
July 16, 1945: A-Bomb Test a Success
The first atomic bomb explodes in central New Mexico, heralding the start of the Atomic Era.

60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Eating Dog and Breathing Hard: China, 2006
A recent visit to China revealed surprising observations about the growing country and its role in the global economy.
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS
 4 From the Editor
 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
36 Where on Earth?

54 GeoMarketplace

55 Classifieds:
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