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Volume XXI, Number 2, September 1998


Tools of Discovery:
Instrumentation & Measurement

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Introduction
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The Forum
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Technology and Science
by Harold Ogren
Progress in experimental science is led by development of instrumentation. Indiana University scholars are playing a key role in the advancement of these tools of discovery.Scanning
IRISA New Standard of Measure
for Instrumentation Research

by Aaron Conley
Measurement science has made tremendous advances through the development of increasingly sophisticated instrumentation. The establishment of the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Instrumentation and Measurement Science will keep IU ahead of the curve.
Scoping the Skies with
WIYN, RoboScope, and SpectraBot

by Eric Pfeffinger
Taking the instrumental approach, with some quirkily named telescopes, helps reveal how our solar system was formed.White
NanoparticleNanoparticles and Ultrasensitive Microscopy:
"The Next Generation" of Chemical Analysis

by Michael Wilkerson
Advances in instrumentation and analysis could soon lead to the ability to provide instant analyses of a person's entire genetic code.
Local CO2 Data Contribute to a Global NetworkMeasurements of temperature, water vapor, CO2, and wind in a Midwestern forest will provide insight into the rising levels of carbon dioxide and the role of terrestrial and marine ecosystems in offsetting this increase.
Three-Dimensional Visualization and Cellular Imaging: Technologies in Interaction
by William Rozycki
The combination of three-dimensional microscopy and three-dimensional computer imaging can profoundly improve our understanding of how the cell functions.Microtubule
Early Detection of Dental Caries:
Quantitative Laser Fluorescence
A new fluorescence quantification method may enable us to detect tooth decay one or two years earlier than with conventional methods.
ChipAnalog Computation:
Everything Old Is New Again

by Leigh Hedger
With a proven advantage in speed and environmental interaction, analog computers do have a future in instrumentation applications.
The CAVE: Researching with Perception, Reality, and IllusionThis realm of technology is changing the nature of collaborative work by providing new dimensions that can be explored in teaching, learning, and research instrumentation.
Bringing Stars Down to Earth
by Deborah Galyan
Measuring the characteristics of particles helps us understand how atomic nuclei make the transition from gas to liquid. This study of matter on an atomic scale might one day link the behavior of exploding nuclei on Earth to exploding supernova in space.Hydrogen
From Inquiry to Publication:
Books by Indiana University Faculty Members
Preview books on capital theory, the meanings of sexual events, American composer Charles Ives, liposculpture, broadcast and cable television, recreational sports management, Vietnam, and biblical narrative.

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