NewsBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

The Year of Living Dangerously

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Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2443
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2443a

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When the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 11 September, seismographs recorded an impact equivalent to that of a mild earthquake. The aftershocks for the international science and engineering community, however, could be of much greater magnitude--from reshuffled budgets to new restrictions on research, information-sharing, and international collaboration.