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Hoping Software Will Help Keep the Peace

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Science  12 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5541, pp. 279
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5541.279a

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Hundreds of Russian nuclear scientists may soon find themselves writing commercial software in a novel bid to keep their weapons expertise from falling into the wrong hands. The deal, in the works for months, may herald other initiatives aimed at blocking weapons proliferation in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks.