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    October 2017

    In this issue: Hidden figures revealed from the days of Los Alamos’s Manhattan Project. The strongest and most conductive material known, in a layer just one atom thick.

    • Spotlights

      Diagnosis: Drought Article
      Diagnosis: Drought
      A new tool for measuring water content in living plants
    • From Cosmos to Canyons Article
      From Cosmos to Canyons
      Environmental monitoring inspired by networked Department of Defense surveillance satellites
    • In Their Own Words

      In Their Own Words: Statistics: A World of Uncertainty Article
      In Their Own Words: Statistics: A World of Uncertainty
      Drawing inferences from scientific data requires the rigorous framework provided by statistics.
    • Articles

      Women Scientists of the Secret City Article
      Women Scientists of the Secret City
      Hidden figures revealed from the days of Los Alamos’s Manhattan Project
    • Grappling with Graphene Article
      Grappling with Graphene
      The strongest and most conductive material known, in a layer just one atom thick
    • The Bomb without the Boom Article
      The Bomb without the Boom
      Making critical nuclear-weapons measurements—without going critical
    • Two Roads to Next-gen Computing Article
      Two Roads to Next-gen Computing
      Computing advances are about to hit a wall. We can demand more power or learn to do more with less.