• May 12, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 3376

    Bridging the Border

    by Emily Ullmann: In 2013, a bridge in southern California will reach across the armed fences of the border that the United States has tried so hard to keep impregnable. This cross-border facility will connect airfields in San Diego and...

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  • May 10, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 1476

    Exploring the Future of Undersea Evacuation

    by Sarah Mich: Halfway around the world from the beaches of California, a ship that carried the secret to an ancient trade route rests quietly on the ocean floor. The vessel is an Arab dhow, not more than 20 meters long, crafted from...

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  • May 10, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 1305

    Cholera’s Divisive Reappearance

    by Deirdre Dlugoleski ‘The relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a complicated, very strange relationship,” reflected Robert Lamothe. A teacher of Creole, Lamothe left Haiti for the United States with his family at...

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  • May 10, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 1329

    The New Cartographers

    by Cathy Huang: It was half past midnight at Tufts University, but despite the late hour, the basement computer lab pulsed with energy. The several dozen volunteers from the greater Boston area who were present had just one goal for the...

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  • May 10, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 1419

    Bolivian Rhapsody

    by Sanjena Sathian: ‘First time to Bolivia?” My plane was on its final descent into La Paz, and the man next to me had stopped staring at me long enough to start interrogations. I responded yes, in Spanish. “So you’re going to...

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  • May 9, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 2447

    Measuring Mountains

    by Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins: I have always been fascinated by the superlative. Fastest. Hardest. Longest. Highest. The –est has always captured my imagination and, in some way or another, often guided my actions. On the morning of January...

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