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Science  21 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5303, pp. 1049-1053
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5303.1049

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Time (which named AIDS researcher David Ho, left, “Man of the Year”) has “bent over backwards” to avoid “hyping medical developments,” says their reporter. A particle physicist emphasizes that reaching sufficient luminosity poses a problem for new accelerator design. Attaining “fusion burn conditions” will be, it is said, “a truly notable achievement for mankind.” The risks of volcanic eruption and co-authorship are discussed. And can one reduce the size of one's “footprint”?