Letters: Source Of Power

To the Editors:

This has been a super year for physics. The advance that will undoubtedly have the greatest technological impact is the discovery of high-temperature superconductors ((SCIENCE, May 11)). But scientists are also very excited about continuing development of the superstring theory, which seeks to describe the fundamental unity of the forces of nature, Supernova 1987A, and the superconducting supercollider that President Reagan endorsed in January.

John H. Schwarz, Professor

Theoretical Physics

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, Calif.

I was distressed to learn of yet another breakthrough in technology. Mankind has adjusted to fire and the wheel but has not...

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