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Contents Fall/Winter 2010

From the IOM President
  Rethinking Africa's Challenges


Environment & Resources
  A Sea Change
  Is U.S. prepared for a major tsunami?
  A Brighter Line for Oversight
  Modernizing how we keep track of dangerous biological agents


Engineering & Technology
  New Horizons
  Decadal survey identifies top priorities for astronomy and astrophysics
  Reality Check
  Biometric recognition systems not as infallible as many believe


Health & Safety
  Food Safety in America
  A better approach to reducing foodborne illness
  A Progress Report on Women's Health Research
  Gains made in some areas, less progress in others


Education & Social Sciences
  Tapping a Reservoir of S&T Talent
  Underrepresented minorities would help meet nation's needs
  Inventions Great and Small Pay Off
  Taking research from the university lab to marketplace


Collaborations
  Academies Take Aim at Africa's Afflictions


Spotlight
  Science and Engineering Festival Inspires and Entertains
  Academies' tent draws more than 11,000 visitors

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