Research Horizons [Volume 14, Number 3, Winter 1997]
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The "Lifeblood" of Research - Graduate students are an indispensible part of scientific and technological exploration. (Story contains numerous graphics.)Laser and Materials: How Do They Interact? - New laboratory offer possibilities for the study of photonic interaction with materials."Age Brings ... Capabilities, Not Limitations" - Research can enchance the lives of today's -- and tomorrow's -- older adults.Research Personality: Flying High - Dr. Marilyn Smith and colleagues are helping enhance aircraft design -- making airplanes and helicopters less susceptible to damage from fatigue.