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Vol. 135 No. 16 APRIL 16, 1990

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SCIENCE: Giant accelerators are probing ever deeper into the subatomic mysteries of matter and energy

Armed with machines that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and span miles, researchers have forged a largely coherent model of the universe's basic building blocks. Now they are clamoring for the $7 billion-to-$8 billion superconducting supercollider, a mammoth device that may complete the picture -- or torpedo it. -- Can physicists ever fully understand the nature of matter?

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NATION: After years of frustration, the Senate acts to clean the air

But the compromises on acid rain and auto emissions leave environmentalists and business...

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