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Second Earth

July/August 2007

The World Wide Web will soon be absorbed into the World Wide Sim: an immersive, 3-D visual environment that combines elements of social virtual worlds such as Second Life and mapping applications such as Google Earth. What happens when the virtual and real worlds collide? By Wade Roush

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A Virtually New Web


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    Saving Holland

    With much of its land already below sea level, the Netherlands is charting a course around the ominous trends of climate change.
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    Our Microbial Menagerie

    New genomic technologies let us study the thriving populations of microörganisms in our bodies, providing important insights into obesity and other health problems.

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