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Feature Articles


by Alison Frank


Learn about the Austrian-Hungarian Empire's lesser known role as the world's third largest oil producer.

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by Robert Kuczkowski et al.

Find out how the National Science Foundation's Chemistry Division tries to instill the spirit of scientific inquiry in undergraduates.

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by Norbert Frischauf & Alexander Soucek

Gain insight into two of ESA's most prestigious programs to maintain and improve its technological-strategic portfolio within the space domain.

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by Frederic Nordlund

Mr. Nordlund, head of ESA's Washington Office, provides with this article a fresh horizontal look at the state of what is believed to be the most intense, active, and productive cooperative axis of the international space community.

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by Johannes Loschnigg


What is going to happen with NASA and their current fiscal dilemma? The congressional appropriations process for FY2007 has just recently begun, and the decisions made this year will have an effect for many years to come.

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by Caroline Adenberger

bridges spoke with Prof. Julian Adams, one of the "pioneers" of the JSF program, which brings senior scientists for one year into the State Department to work together with foreign policy makers.

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by Johannes Schwank


The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has established the Transportation Energy Research Center to help find solutions to the many open questions and challenges in the transportation energy sector.

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by Irene Eckart

Today it is not necessarily the adventure that motivates young scientists to travel to the poles but the state-of-the-art research conducted at polar stations like the CONCORDIA station located on the Antarctic high plateau.

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Seal_thumbThe 125 Year Legacy of the International Polar Year


by Mark McCaffrey

People are becoming more aware of how the melting of summer sea ice in the Arctic is impacting their lifestyle. The International Polar Year 2007-2008 will be the fourth such year focused on Polar Regions and their global connections.

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Science as Social Activity


by Muriel Lederman

 

Integrating the social studies of science into science education would make explicit the cultures of science, which have been revealed by historians, philosophers, sociologists, and feminist science scholars.

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The Impact of Music: Austrian Scientists Advance in the Mapping of the Music Code


by Roland Haas and Vera Brandes


 

Kalt's Corner on Science & Society
Pielke's Perspective
Pielke_R_SMALL_thumbHow to Break Up NASA

by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.

OpEds and Commentaries


People in the Spotlight
EU News

Austrian Researchers Abroad


by Irene Eckart & Martin Streicher

Institutions and Organizations


Noteworthy Information


Book Reviews