Charles Matthew Rousseaux: July 2004 Archives

It Goes to Extremes

"Darling I don't know why I go to extremes / Too high or too low their ain't no in-betweens" -Billy Joel Scientists don't know why the planet Mercury goes to extremes, but they are anxious to find out. On... Read More

'We Are Safer Today. But We Are Not Safe'

Everyone who came of age in the Cold World knew that War III wasn't supposed to start the way it did on September 11, 2001. It was supposed to begin with something as tremendous as it was terrible --... Read More

One of These Days... Bang! Zoom! -- To the Moon!

In the thirty-five years since mankind took the giant leap -- and the small step -- onto the surface of the moon, NASA's manned program seemed lost in space, if that were possible even though the agency was barely... Read More

No Speed Limits

Regardless of whether it is the leaden tidings of tragedy or the light gossip of Hollywood, most of this era's new currency now travels at astonishing speed. Information's near Einstein-ian speed imbues it with value (although the worth of... Read More

Biotech Biorhythms

Metropolitan areas are anxious to turn the seeming staccato beat of developments in biotechnology into a long march of financial gains. It seems simple in principle: Take a group of researchers, add a group of venture capitalists, mix in... Read More

Iraq: The Visionaries

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." -- (Proverbs 29:18) Actually, people often perish where there's a vision -- particularly when led by one with the courage to follow it through. For bringing those pains, those prophets of... Read More

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